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A collection of sparrows

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There are more than 50 types of birds in North America that carry the name “sparrow,” the subject of my featured gallery for February. That’s a lot of different streaky brown birds hanging around.

Of the many varieties of sparrows, 13 spend at least part of the year in Central Ohio where I live. I have photos of 11 of the 13: American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, House Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow.