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White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys


The adults are about 18 cm (7 in) long. They have black and white stripes on their heads and a white crown, from which they derive their name. Their upper parts are streaked with browns and grays Their throats and shoulders are grayish.


I found this one feeding near the treeline in Glacier National Park (Montana), but they nest across northern Canada and the western US in brushy areas.

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alicelongmartin 11 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Montana, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

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