Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni

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The Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow is similar to the Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow but has a white throat separated from the orange face by a dark streak (uniformly orange in Nelson's) and more streaking on the breast. LeConte's Sparrow has a white central crown stripe and purplish streaks on the nape. Juvenile Seaside Sparrow is similar to Juvenile Nelson's but has a larger bill and a broken supercilium.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.