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Swamp Sparrow Field ID

Size: 5"-6"

Wing span: 7"-8"

Weight: 0.4-0.9 ounces

Color: Swamp Sparrows feature a rusty-red cap during breeding season, white throat and belly, reddish-brown wings, and grayish face and underparts. The eyes and legs are brown. The sexes are colored alike; juvenile birds have striped crowns and less distinct markings.