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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Emberizidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of American song sparrows and swamp sparrows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of the finch family, Fringillidæ, founded by Baird in 1858, containing a number of fully spotted and streaked species peculiar to North America; the song-sparrows.
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- n. American song sparrow and swamp sparrow
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_Melospiza lincolnii alticola_ (Miller and McCabe).
Of course, they were _Melospiza fasciata montana_, but their clear, bell-like trills were precise copies of those of the merry lowland minstrels of the East.
_Melospiza fasciata_, to which I have so often listened in my native
Consulting Professor W.W. Cooke's list of Colorado birds, I found that _Melospiza fasciata_ is marked "migratory, rare," and has been known thus far only in the extreme eastern part of the State; whereas _Melospiza fasciata montana_ is a summer resident, "common throughout the State in migration, and not uncommon as a breeder from the plains to eight thousand feet."
This last was pretty certainly an improvised cadenza, such a thing as I do not remember ever to have heard before from _Melospiza melodia_.
Jim Adelman, a doctoral student at the University of Princeton, and a staff working with Michaela Hau and Martin Wikelski at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell have now succeeded in measuring fever and illness-related behavioural changes in various populations of a North American bird species living in the wild, the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia).
Male song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) are territorial year-round; however, neuroendocrine responses to simulated territorial intrusion (STI) differ between breeding
The researchers used radio telemetry to track the young song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) and monitor responses to recorded bird songs played over two speakers.
Tutor choice intrigues Michael Beecher, who leads the research on song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) at the
Admittedly, from the submitter’s point of view, a good argument could be made that this practice would tend to lead to, as Melospiza rightly points out, a big ol’ waste of money, not to mention trees, without really providing much benefit to the people who actually pay for the return postage.