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  • Among the finches one of the most musical and plaintive songs is that of the bush-sparrow -- I do not know why the books call it field-sparrow, for it does not dwell in the open fields like the vesperfinch, the savannah-sparrow, and grasshopper-sparrow, but among the cedars and bayberry bushes and young locusts in the same places where the prairie warbler is found.

    An Autobiography

  • An hour later, some notes, few and simple, yet delicious and perfect, from the bush-sparrow -- towards noon the reedy trill of the robin.

    Specimen Days; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose


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