Fox Sparrow in Winter

fox sparrow in the snow in winter
Fox sparrow.

Appearance: The fox sparrow is a medium-sized bird about 7 1/2″ long with rusty-red color. It has a heavy streaking of rust color on its breast and tail. The head and back are shades of gray. The female looks like the male.

Winter diet: seeds

Winter feeder food: Black-oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower seed, nyjer, cracked corn, millet, and milo.

Winter habitat: Fox sparrows migrate south and west for winter settling along the pacific coast, midwest states, southeast states, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, or Oklahoma. They prefer scrubby areas with thick vegetation.

Range Map

Fox sparrow range map
Fox sparrow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.