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White-throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis


The White-throated Sparrow is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. The White-throated Sparrow is 17 cm (6.75 inches) in length with a wingspan of 23 cm (9 inches) Typical weight is 26 grams (0.91 oz).


Common in brushy patches in or near openings in mixed woods. Winters in flocks in hedgerows, thickets, and woodland edges. In winter, it migrates to the southern and eastern USA. It stays year round in the atlantic provinces of Canada. This bird is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 5, 2012

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