Black-throated Sparrow

Distribution / Range

This small sparrow is primarily found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.

Description

The Black-throated Sparrow reaches a length of about 4.5-5.5 inches, and is pale grey above, with a distinctive black and white head pattern.

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Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
florida
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
maine
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
north dakota
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
plain
wingbands
Sounds
chirping
harsh call
melodious
Location
high perching
south in summer
Habitat
shrubs
Deserts
Forests
Color
blackandwhite
brown
gray
yellow
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern