Common Name: Brewer’s Sparrow
Scientific Name: Spizella breweri
Order/Family: Passeriformes/Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)
Subspecies: There are two subspecies, the Timberline Sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri) seen in Alaska and Brewer’s Sparrow proper seen in western Canada and US.
Description: Adults have grey-brown backs and speckled brown crowns, both with dark streaks, and a pale eye-ring. Their wings are brown with light wing bars and the underparts are pale grey. Their bill is pale with a dark tip and they have a long notched tail.
Distribution: Alaska and western Canada and US.
Habitat: Found in brushy areas, especially with sagebrush.