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Song Sparrow with it’s characteristic breast spot @ Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke (grey, overcast, in between rainstorms).

In the field, they are most easily confused with its congener the Lincoln’s sparrow, and the Savannah sparrow. The former can be recognized by its shorter, grayer tail and the differently-patterned head, the brown cheeks forming a clear-cut angular patch. The Savannah sparrow has a forked tail and yellowish flecks on the face when seen up close.