Distinguishing this species from closely related sparrows such as the Nelson’s sparrow can be difficult. The inland subspecies of the Nelson’s sparrow can be differentiated by its fainter streaking and brighter orange breast and sides, while the coastal subspecies of the Nelson’s sparrow can be differentiated by its paler, less-contrasting plumage. The saltmarsh sparrow also has a slightly longer beak than the Nelson’s sparrow

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