Apparent hybrid Lincoln’s x Song Sparrow at Boundary Lake

Chris Charlesworth

725 Richards Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1X 2X5

Abstract: Accompanied by a second observer, I found an apparent Lincoln’s Sparrow ( Melospiza lincolnii ) x Song Sparrow ( Melospiza melodia ) hybrid at Boundary Lake, east of Fort St. John in the Peace River Region of British Columbia. The bird was seen on June 27, 2003, along a gravel oil exploration road on the west side of Boundary Lake. No mention of such a hybrid was found in the literature.

Key words: hybrid, sparrows, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii, Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, size, plumage

PDFicon Charlesworth, C. 2003. Apparent hybrid Lincoln’s X Song Sparrow at Boundary Lake. British Columbia Birds 13:10.


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