swamp sparrow

noun

Definition of swamp sparrow

: a common sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) of eastern North America that lives in swampy places and is related to the song sparrow but distinguished by the absence of streaks on the underparts

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“Swamp sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swamp%20sparrow. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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