Song Sparrow project 16

M.m.montana_1_flat

Is this M.m.montana?? No, it’s just my first pass at the “Modoc” Song Sparrow. I’m happy to receive comments regarding coloration of this northeastern California population. I’m still waiting for more (and better) reference photographs to assist in the illustration. Note the grayer base color to the back, contrasting dark brown back streaks, and isolated rufous on wings. Malar is white, and flanks/belly are pale cool gray. Face is dark rufous brown with slate gray supercilium and auriculars.

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