This Swamp Sparrow was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This Swamp Sparrow was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Swamp Sparrow is a dark rusty sparrow with a dull gray breast, an outlined white throat, and a rusty-reddish cap. It has a range east of the Rockies from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It has a habitat in marshes with tussocks, bushes, or cattails, and sedgy swamps. The diet is mostly insects and seeds. It is usually a solitary sulker in dense cover.

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