Latest White-crowned Sparrow Stories
When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn't get much respect.
While singing the same songs as your neighbors may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queenâ€™s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth.
During the Spring and Fall migratory seasons, sparrows become significantly less capable of resisting temptation.
Just as a changing radio landscape has made it tough for Foghat to get much airplay these days, so it is for birdsongs according to new research published in The American Naturalist.
The Harris's Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula, is a large sparrow found in the northern part of central Canada. They migrate to the Great Plains states of the U.S., from South Dakota to Upper Texas in winter. The common name of this species commemorates the American amateur ornithologist Edward Harris (1799"“1863).
The Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla, is a medium-sized sparrow. The breeding habitat is across the northern part of western Canada and the U.S. state of Alaska. In the winter the Golden-crowned Sparrow migrates to Vancouver Island in Canada and the West Coast of the United States. At just over 7 inches in length, it is slightly larger than the closely related White-crowned Sparrow. When breeding, it has a distinct gold patch on its head, flanked by two dark black stripes....
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...
The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow found in brushy areas across northern Canada and the western United States. They prefer to nest either on the ground, low in bushes or under shrubs. Adult birds have black and white stripes on their heads, grey faces, brown streaked upper parts and long tails. The wings are brown with bars and the underparts are grey. Their bill is pink or yellow. They are similar in appearance to the White-throated Sparrow but do...
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