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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Common and widespread throughout counties west of Cascade crest, although less common at higher elevation. Fairly common but somewhat local in Kittitas County from crest to Columbia River, except mostly absent in subalpine parkland and non-irrigated shrub-steppe. Breeds abundantly in wetlands, clearcuts, and cultivated and urbanized settings, where often subject to cowbird parasitism, particularly on their second clutch. At least two races breed in our area, M.m. morphna on Westside and M.m. merrilli east of crest.