Bell's Sparrow Artemisiospiza belli

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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Adult

Medium-sized sparrow with a round head, short bill, and long tail. Key field marks include the central breast spot, white eyering, and black-and-white mustache stripes.

Adult

Gray head contrasts with the streaky brown back. Key field marks include the central breast spot, white eyering, and black-and-white mustache stripes.

Adult

Often sings from high perches in scrubby sagebrush and chaparral areas.

Juvenile

Medium-sized sparrow with a round head and long tail. Juveniles are more uniformly brown, lack the gray head, and are streaky beneath

Adult

In the summer months, males often sing from prominent perches in sagebrush, chaparral, and other scrubby areas.

Recommended Citation

Bell's Sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/belspa2