American Tree Sparrow in Winter

American tree sparrow
American tree sparrow. Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash

Appearance: The American tree sparrow is a small bird about 6″ long. It’s brown with a tan breast and a rust-colored crown. They have a single black spot in the center of the chest, a dark upper bill, and a yellow lower bill. Eyes are accented with gray eyebrows. The female looks the same.

Winter diet: Seeds.

Winter feeder food: Black-oil sunflower seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, nyjer, cracked corn, and peanut hearts.

Winter habitat: American tree sparrows migrate south for the winter. They prefer wooded areas, especially on the edges.

American tree sparrow range map
American tree sparrow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.