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Measurements (mm) with mean (SD; range) of Saltmarsh Sparrows from 5 localities. Sample size = n (male/female).

    Popham Beach Plum Island Long Island E. B. Forsythe NWR Prime Hook    
    Maine Massachusetts New York New Jersey Delaware    
    43° 45' 42° 45' 40° 37' 39° 30' 38° 50'    
    n = 18/2 n = 16/5 = 14/7 n = 12/7 n = 19/–    
Wing1                
  Male 58 (2.29; 53-62) 61 (2.26; 56-64) 60 (2.28; 55-64) 60 (2.02; 58-65) 59 (1.54; 57-63)    
  Female – (–; 59-60) 57 (1.14; 56-59) 58 (3.39; 53-62) 58 (3.30; 54-65)    
Tail2                
  Male 52 (2.25; 48-56) 51 (2.06; 48-55) 50 (1.99; 47-55) 50 (2.37; 48-56) 48 (2.31; 46-56)    
  Female – (–; 45-47) 50 (2.31; 48-52) 49 (2.92; 44-51) 48 (1.21; 46-49)    
Tarsus3                
  Male 20.6 (0.67; 19.4-22.3) 20.5 (0.75; 19.8-22.1) 20.1 (0.70; 19.1-21.0) 20.9 (0.74; 19.5-21.8) 20.4 (0.39; 19.5-20.8)    
  Female – (–; 19.3-20.5) 21.3 (1.51; 18.7-22.4) 20.1 (1.04; 18.0-20.7) 19.9 (0.69; 18.8-20.7)    
Bill4                
  Male 9.0 (0.35; 8.4-9.6) 9.4 (0.29; 9.0-10.1) 9.2 (0.32; 8.7-9.9) 9.2 (0.26; 8.7-9.5) 9.2 (0.37; 8.4-9.9)    
  Female – (–; 8.9-9.4) 9.5 (0.23; 9.2-9.8) 9.3 (0.34; 8.9-9.9) 9.3 (0.38; 9.0-10.1)    
                 
Toe5                
  Male 14.4 (1.31; 11.2-16.3) 14.7 (0.86; 13.3-16.1) 14.1 (0.60; 13.0-15.3) 14.1 (0.75; 12.3-15.2) 14.3 (0.51; 13.4-15.4)    
  Female – (–; 14.0-14.6) 14.7 (1.02; 13.4-16.2) 15.0 (0.87; 14.1-16.0) 15.2 (0.88; 13.8-16.1)    
Mass6                
  Male 18.6 (1.27; 16.4-20.3) 21.1 (0.79; 19.8-22.1) 20.1 (1.01; 18.2-22.6) 20.3 (0.88; 18.7-21.7) 19.9 (0.74; 18.5-21.4)    
  Female – (–; 15.1-16.4) 19.8 (1.84; 17.6-21.7) 18.8 (1.69; 16.6-21.6) 18.8 (1.35; 17.1-20.5)    

Data by J. D. Rising in Greenlaw and Rising (1994). Popham Beach, Maine, lies within the hybrid zone with A. nelsoni.

1Flattened wing (wing arc)

2Insertion to tip of longest feather

3To last undivided scute

4From anterior edge of nostril

5Hallux and claw

6g (Royal Ontario Museum)