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White-throated Sparrow

The White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae.

This North American species breeds in central Canada and New England and nests either on the ground under shrubs or low in trees in deciduous or mixed forest areas. In winter, it migrates to the southern USA. This bird is a rare visitor to Western Europe.

This species is easily identifiable by its rufous wings and white throat. Some birds have a tan supercilium and browner head than the more common white-striped form.

These birds eat seeds, insects and berries which they find on the ground under or near thickets or in low vegetation.

Its song is a high monotone whistle with the cadence of oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada. (Also where are you Frederick, Frederick, Frederick.)

White-throated Sparrow


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