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White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys


A small Sparrow, easily identified by its black and white stripped crown. The throat is whitish, underparts are grey.


Breeding in northern Canada and western United States brushy areas. Wintering in southern United States and Mexico.


A flock of White-crowned sparrows stopped on their way back North to their breeding areas. They stayed almost one week, feeding in the backyard, and finally took off yesterday.

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City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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