The Field Sparrow when frightened does not retreat to the cover of foliage, as does the Song Sparrow, but flies to an exposed position on top of bush or low tree, where it can watch and await developments. Similar looking birds to Field Sparrow: American Tree Sparrow Adult, Chipping Sparrow Breeding adult, Chipping Sparrow Nonbreeding, Swamp Sparrow Adult, White-crowned Sparrow Immature . The clear, “bouncing-ball” trill of the Field Sparrow is a familiar summer sound in brushy fields and roadsides of the East and Midwest. Field Sparrow Songtext von Ohio Division of Wildlife mit Lyrics, deutscher Übersetzung, Musik-Videos und Liedtexten kostenlos auf They often feeds directly on fallen seeds. © 2011 Garth McElroy. Though still common, Field Sparrows have declined sharply in the last half-century, partly because of the expansion of suburbs, where Field Sparrows will not nest. Listening carefully, however, I noticed certain of the note-sequences that had the quality of the Field Sparrow songs I was used to hearing back home in New York. Usually, however, sheer numbers make it conspicuous. Back Similar Species for Field Sparrow. The singer is a small, warm-toned sparrow with a rusty cap, neat white eyering, and pink bill. At times it is rather skulking in behavior, hiding in the thickets, seen only when it flies from bush to bush with a typical pumping motion of its tail. So I guessed it was a Field Sparrow singing a special song, probably a “dawn song”. Photos comparing this bird species with similar or confusing species, including captions that point out specific differences to help confirm identification. Very widespread in North America, this melodious sparrow is among the most familiar birds in some areas, such as the Northeast and Midwest. Feb 22, 2012 - A field sparrow singing on it's territory in a regenerating clearcut. License at