Birds of Marshes and Boggy Meadows

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris White stripes on the back; white eyebrow stripe 5"
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Male black with scarlet & buff
shoulders; female brownish
black above & streaked below
7-9 1/2"
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Yellowish eyebrow stripe; whitish crown stripe; pinkish legs 4 1/2-5 3/4"
Seaside Sparrow Ammospiza maritima Dark, olive-gray; short yellow piece before the eye; whitish streak along jaw; sharp tail 6"
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis Buffy undertail coverts; streaked crown; white stripes on back 4-4 1/2"
Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammospiza caudacuta Gray ear patch surrounded by yellow; streaked to faint streaked breast 5-6"
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana Dark, rusty sparrow; dull gray breast; white throat; reddish cap 5-5 3/4"


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