WHITE-THROATED SPARROW

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Zonotrichia albicollis)

The white-throated sparrow, in addition to its white throat, has black and white stripes on the head, and the two outer white stripes start with a yellow spot. The back is brown and the underside grey. They forage for food – seeds, insects – on the ground, and compete with song sparrows and dark-eyed juncos around bird feeders. Their songs, which consist of an ascending or descending series of notes repeated three times, are easily imitated by whistling, to which the bird will respond.

White-throated Sparrow - May 21, 2014 - © Kathy McCormack
White-throated Sparrow – May 21, 2014 – © Kathy McCormack
White-throated Sparrow - May 10, 2014 - © Kathy McCormack
White-throated Sparrow – May 10, 2014 – © Kathy McCormack
White-throated sparrow - Dunedin, PEI - May 31, 2017 - by John Read
White-throated sparrow – Dunedin, PEI – May 31, 2017 – by John Read

This video shows a white-throated sparrow feeding on black sunflower seeds from a feeder above.

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