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Let's face it: The grasshopper sparrow is not the most charismatic bird in the grassland. It is not graced with the melodious, far-carrying song of the meadowlark. Its call is almost indistinguishable from the chirping of a grasshopper. It lacks the eye-catching coloration and attention-grabbing antics of the bobolink. Indeed, the grasshopper sparrow is a rather dull-looking bird in comparison, with brown and taupe coloration alleviated only by dots of yellow just above its eyes. It usually keeps a low profile, skulking down in vegetation. Most birders dismiss the grasshopper sparrow as a "little brown job." Yes, all in all, this bird is an unlikely hero.http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/issues/2015/mar-apr/grasshopper-sparrow-project.html
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