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White throated Sparrow - tan striped form

Zonotrichia albicollis


White-throated Sparrows are brown above and gray below with a striking head pattern. The black-and-white-striped head is augmented by a bright white throat and yellow between the eye and the bill, which is gray. You’ll also see a less boldly marked form, known as “tan-striped,” with a buff-on-brown face pattern instead of white-on-black.


Found in woodsy suburb at tree edges.

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JimmyE 9 years ago

Jemma they are super cute!! AshleyT I have only seen a hand full but this fall it seems they are all coming out hehe. I hope to capture some good shots of a white striped one soon :)

AshleyT 9 years ago

I think these guys are my favorite sparrow too! I haven't seen a ton of them, but I've only had one pose well for me, and he ended up being one of my most popular spottings since they are so pretty :)

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Hema Shah 9 years ago

They are cute. Nice composition.

JimmyE 9 years ago

Jemma I thinkWhite throated Sparrows are my favorite sparrow and throw in the Junco that is a genus of a small american sparrow.

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Hema Shah 9 years ago

and Eurasian tree sparrow.

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Hema Shah 9 years ago
We do have a lot of white crowned sparrows out here.So far I have seen, Savannah sparrow,white crowned,golden crowned ,fox,house,song, to name a few.

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Hema Shah 9 years ago

wow! Have been quite eager to see these.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2013
Submitted on Nov 6, 2013

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