White-throated Sparrow

The White-throated Sparrow is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. The White-throated Sparrow is 17 cm in length with a wingspan of 23 cm Typical weight is 26 grams .

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The White-throated Sparrow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

North American RangeThe White-throated Sparrow has two color morphs that are equally represented in the population-white-striped and tan-striped. Both varieties have a brown-striped back and a clear, grayish-brown rump and tail. Their wings are brown-streaked with two white wing-bars. White-striped birds have alternating black and white stripes on their head, with white at the crown and above each eye, and yellow patches in front of the eyes. They have bright white throat-patches, clear gray breasts, and white bellies. More

The White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Behavior * 2.1 Reproduction * 2.2 Wintering and Migration * 2. More

The White-throated Sparrow is a small passerine bird and is a member of the American sparrow family. Breeding grounds are located throughout central Canada and New England. Nests are built on the ground or low in trees, and are always well-camouflaged by low shrubs in the area. The preferred habitat of the White-throated Sparrow is deciduous and mixed woodlands. During winter months, this species will typically migrate southward to the southern and eastern United States. More

White-throated sparrows are song birds that migrate each year. They commonly range along the west coast and the southeastern states during winter and then migrate to Northeastern United States and Canada for summer. This type (or species) of bird is very interesting because there are two different plumage (feather) colors within this species. There is a white "morph" and a tan "morph". Both of these morphs occur in each sex, males may be white or tan and females may be white or tan. More

bird enthusiasts, the white-throated sparrow is just an "average Joe." In fact, I suspect that few birders living in Canada and the eastern United States have celebrated the long-awaited addition of the white-throated sparrow to their life lists. Few bird walks in the right season and habitat fail to provide a white-throated sparrow sighting. Accordingly, white-throateds are noted as "common" on most local checklists published within their range. More

Habitat: In winter and in migration White-throated Sparrows are found in dense cover, along woodlots, in fencerows, swamps, weedy fields, parks, and in urban areas. Diet: Seeds, fruits, and insects. White-throated Sparrows frequently visit bird feeders. Nesting and reproduction: The White-throated Sparrow has never been known to nest in Tennessee. Status in Tennessee: This common statewide migrant and winter resident usually arrives by early October and departs by mid-May. More

The White-throated Sparrow is a large, full-bodied sparrow with a fairly prominent bill, rounded head, long legs, and long, narrow tail. * Color Pattern White-throated Sparrows are brown above and gray below with a striking head pattern. More

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). Ottawa, Ontario There are two adult plumage variations known as the tan-striped and white-striped forms. On the white-striped form the crown is black with a white central stripe. The supercilium is white as well. More

White-throated Sparrow Distribution Map Song and calls The White-throated Sparrow's song is a high monotone whistle with the cadence of oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada. (Also where are you Frederick, Frederick, Frederick.). The rhythm is very regular, and the timbre could be described as pinched. There are at least two distinct songs sung by this species. More

White-Throated Sparrow determination Similar species Emberizidae Black-Faced Bunting | Black-Headed Bunting | Chestnut Bunting | Cinereous Bunting | Cirl Bunting | Corn Bunting | Cretzschmars Bunting | Dark-Eyed Junco | Fox Sparrow | House Bunting | Lapland Longspur | Little Bunting | Ortolan Bunting | Pallass Bunting | Pine Bunting | Red-headed Bunting | Reed More

White-throated Sparrows, also extremely common, have a special tendency to go after seeds dropped on the ground under the deck, and can gather there by the dozens. But the only bird in this group to visit our bird feeders is the Chipping Sparrow, a summer resident. Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) Male Eastern Towhee, Duke Gardens, Durham, 2/22/05, presumably scratching for seeds since no insects were around on this date. More

As anticipated, our first White-throated Sparrows of the fall appeared as November arrived at Hilton Pond. Our initial capture came on the fifth of the month-exactly the same day as our first one in 2005. More

The memorable song of the White-throated Sparrow, a bird of northern coniferous forests, is a series of clear, thin, tonal whistles, usually following the cadence implied by these phrases:"Old Peabody, Sam, Peabody, Peabody, Peabody", or else "My Canada, Sweet, Canada, Canada, Canada." The song is easily imitated by humans who are good whistlers. It is an unforgettable experience to hear White-throats whistling their tunes at dusk and dawn in the northwoods lake country wilderness. More

The white-throated sparrow is distinguished from other sparrows by the white throat which is separated form the cheek and upper breast by a thin black stripe. There are two common color morphs in this species. The head of the "white-striped" morph is striking with white stripes on the crown and over the eyes separated by black stripes, while the "tan-stripe" morph has duller black and tan stripes. More

Description: The White-Throated Sparrow can be observed busily scratching back dead leaves with both feet in search of insects and seeds, making this bird valuable to farmers as a natural weed killer. It breeds from southeastern Yukon across Canada to Newfoundland and southward to the northeastern United States. It winters along the Pacific Coast from Washington to Mexico, along the southern states in the southwest, and all across the Midwestern and eastern United States. More

The attractive White-throated Sparrow is often called the "Poor Sam Peabody bird" because of its song of distinctive clear, loud wavering whistles seem to say "Poor Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody." It is a common and welcome visitor to backyards, preferring to eat on the ground where seeds are offered. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Zonotrichia
Species : albicollis
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)