Definition of seaside sparrow in English:

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seaside sparrow


A small sparrow found on the Atlantic coast of North America.
  • Ammodramus maritimus, family Emberizidae.
Example sentences
  • The Cape Sable sparrow's parent species, the seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus, ranges in salt marshes from Massachusetts to Texas.
  • Only a handful of endangered species, such as the Tecopa pupfish, the longjaw cisco, and the dusky seaside sparrow, have ever been taken off the list because they went extinct.
  • But subsequent mitochondrial DNA analysis show that Scott's seaside sparrow was actually a distant relative while there were four other subspecies that were much closer to the dusky.

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Syllabification: sea·side spar·row

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