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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Hello! This photo was taken by a friend a few days ago around the Toronto region of Ontario, Canada. It's an immature bird of some sort, though I'm not sure what type. I'm thinking it might be a young chipping sparrow, but I'm not sure. Any help would be great!
~ Nathan

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I don't see any reason why it isn't a Chipping Sparrow - would make sense if it was taken in a backyard in Toronto in the summer. 

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21 hours ago, Sean C. said:

Welcome to whatbird!!

I think fledgling Savannah Sparrow

What field marks do you see that contradict the OP's suspicion of chipping sparrow and point you towards savannah sparrow? I'm not qualified to ID a fledgling like this but I can learn from the discussion, providing that there is more than just guesses posted.

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2 hours ago, lonestranger said:

What field marks do you see that contradict the OP's suspicion of chipping sparrow and point you towards savannah sparrow? I'm not qualified to ID a fledgling like this but I can learn from the discussion, providing that there is more than just guesses posted.

The face and breast markings just yell Savannah Sparrow to me

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6 hours ago, Sean C. said:

The face and breast markings just yell Savannah Sparrow to me

Thanks for the chuckle... I needed it today.

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7 hours ago, Sean C. said:

The face and breast markings just yell Savannah Sparrow to me

The feathers aren't filled out enough to determine patterns and markings definitively.

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