Definition of savannah sparrow in English:

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savannah sparrow

Pronunciation: /səˈvanə ˌsperō/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A small sparrow common throughout most of North America.
  • Passerculus sandwichensis, family Emberizidae.
Example sentences
  • I found two separate indigo bunting territories, heard a rose-breasted grosbeak singing in the distance as well as the song of a savannah sparrow in a nearby field.
  • The town had fewest species, but many of these showed larger numbers here than in the other ecosystems, e.g., semipalmated sandpipers, horned larks, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs.
  • Semipalmated sandpipers, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs were all abundant, especially along the overgrown edges of ditches amongst the houses.

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Syllabification: sa·van·nah spar·row

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