fox sparrow

fox sparrow

fox sparrow EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a North American sparrow, Passerella iliaca, having a bright rufous tail and streaked breast.

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  • Origin of fox sparrow An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for fox sparrow Historical Examples of fox sparrow

  • In February, one may hear, in the Smithsonian grounds, the song of the fox-sparrow.


    John Burroughs

  • Our song-sparrow, fox-sparrow, the whitethroat and others are among the best of American singing birds.

    The Animal World, A Book of Natural History

    Theodore Wood

  • Second to none in delicate beauty of coloring, king of his tribe, is the fox-sparrow.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 1 [January 1902]


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