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The nice black hood identifies this sparrow as an adult male and the buffy colour just visible on the shoulders says it is the Oregon race, which is typical for the PNW. Holding food in its pale coloured beak proves breeding of this species at this location.
Conifers along the heather trail in the subalpine at Blackwall peak, Manning Park, BC. North Cascade Mountain Range. The nest seemed to be right under this conifer.
Spotted on Jul 14, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016
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