Rufous-crowned sparrow Aimophila ruficeps

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The Rufous-winged Sparrow can be told from the Rufous-crowned Sparrow by its rusty shoulder, paler underparts, thinner malar streak and different song. Other sparrows with rusty crowns (Chipping, Field, American Tree) are smaller, lack the dark malar streak and have wing bars.

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