from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fringilline bird, Melospisa palusiris, abundant in eastern North America., related to and much resembling the song-sparrow, inhabiting the. shrubbery of swamps, marshes, and brakes (whence the name).
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The eyes of the swamp-sparrow were not trained to take in the color glories, but he saw what we might have missed; that two of the numberless leafy brown bumps under the broad cabbage-leaves were furry, living things, with noses that never ceased to move up and down whatever else was still.
A little brown swamp-sparrow was teetering on a long rush in the pond.