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Seaside Sparrow
Ammodramus maritimus





credit: David A. La Puma/CCSA


ADULT "Atlantic coast" form has gray-brown plumage overall, with rufous on wings; white throat is bordered by dark malar stripe above, which is pale, and yellow-washed submustachial stripe; note also the yellow line above and in front of eye. "Gulf Coast" form is similar, but with more striking black markings on head and blackish streaks on back and breast. "Cape Sable" (Florida) form has less rufous on wings and cleaner-looking underparts (not visible in this picture): whitish with black streaks. JUVENILE Similar to respective regional adult, but warmer buff overall.

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