White-crowned Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: Alaska and Canada in summer; southern United States and northern Mexico in winter.

Description:

Size: 15-18 cm in length with a 22-25 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults have black and white stripes on their head, a gray face, brown streaked uppersides and a long tail. The wings are brown with dark and white bars and the undersides are gray. Their bill is pink or yellow, the legs are pink, and the eyes are black.

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White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
forked-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
perching
Behavior
bounding
flocks
Markings
bold
crown
plain
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
chaparral
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
fields
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
green
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species