from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large sparrow (Passerella iliaca) of the western United States, Canada, and Alaska, having a rufous tail and streaked underparts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large American sparrow (Passerella iliaca); -- so called on account of its reddish color.
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