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Golden-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia atricapilla


Appears to be a warbler or sparrow of some sort. Mostly grey on top and very elusive. However, the song is unmistakable and is a three note song (similar to the mocking jay in The Hunger Games) descending in pitch at an amazing volume for such a small bird.


Wooded edges near grass flats.


I've been trying to photograph this little bird for a week now and have heard them everywhere I've been in Alaska. I would love help identifying this little guy, but this is the only picture I've been able to manage so far. I finally figured this one out and have a much better spotting at:

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2017
Submitted on May 21, 2017

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