White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Daniel Fitzgerald

Encountered in grassy and weedy fields, brushy woodland edge, and hedgerows. 


Combination of grayish underparts, pink bill, and striped crown identify this sparrow in all plumages. Immatures have reddish-brown and pale buff head stripes; adults have black and white head stripes. 


Feeds on seeds, grass, fruits, and insects.

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