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Golden-crowned Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution : northwestern North America, south through California in winter.

Description:

Size: 15-18 cm in length with a 24-25 cm wingspan, weighing 19-35 g.

Plumage:  Generally brown to chestnut above, with unstreaked gray breast, cheek, and collarm and two white wing bars. Males have a gold crown bordered by a wide black cap. Juveniles have two dark brown crown stripes with a dusky yellowish central area and a faint mustache stripe. The beak and legs are pale brownish and the eyes are black.

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Golden-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
florida
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
louisiana
maine
manitoba
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
forked-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
wingbands
Sounds
clear
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
mountains
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern