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LeConte's Sparrow - Nash Farm - Henry County Georgia | by davidcreebirder
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LeConte's Sparrow - Nash Farm - Henry County Georgia

Another view of this rarely seen Sparrow. I noticed the feather patterns and colors on the back are VERY similar to the Henslow's Sparrow which is also an Ammodramus Sparrow.

Here is a recent article about how rare and difficult to see the Leconte's is----

 

www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/nov/22/lecontes-sparrow-is-smo...

 

The # 1 field mark that NO OTHER Sparrow has are the gray and chestnut stripes on the nape of the neck. I posted this photo specifically so everyone could see these.

 

Enjoy this seldom seen rear view look at this wonderful bird!!!!

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Taken on December 21, 2009