Sparrow, Clay-colored bird picturesCLAY-COLORED SPARROW
561. Spizella pallida. 5 1/2 inches
No reddish brown in the plumage; crown largely black, with a whitish stripe in centre. The habits of these birds are the same as those of the Chippy; they are abundant on the Plains north to Saskatchewan and breed south to the northern portion of the United States.
They spend the winter in Mexico.
Their nests and eggs cannot be distinguished from those of the preceding except, perhaps, by the fact that the nest has more grass than hair.