chipping sparrowchip·ping sparrow
a small North American sparrow (Spizella passerina), with a reddish-brown crown and white breast
Origin of chipping sparrowfrom chip, echoic of its cry
A small sparrow (Spizella passerina) of North and Central America, having a reddish-brown crown.
(plural chipping sparrows)
- A species of sparrow, Spizella passerina, endemic to North America.