|Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)|
Members of Melospiza are medium-sized sparrows with long tails, which are pumped in flight and held moderately high on perching. They are not seen in flocks, but as a few individuals or solitary. They prefer brushy habitats, often near water.
Species of Melospiza
- Lincoln's sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii.
- Song sparrow, Melospiza melodia.
- Swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana.