White-throated Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern Canada in summer; southeastern United States in winter.

Description:

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

Plumage: The uppersides are streaked, and the underparts clear gray. There are two major forms, one with black and white head stripes, the other with tan and black head stripes. Both have a sharply defined white throat patch and a dark bill. Females and juveniles are duller overall. The legs are pink to peach and the eyes are black.

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White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
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
notched-tail
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
bounding
flocks
Markings
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
staccato
Location
high perching
low perching
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
Forests
Urban
Color
brown
gray
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species