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Black-throated sparrow
Amphispiza bilineata

Black-throated sparrow
Black-throated sparrow
Black-throated sparrow
Black-throated sparrow
Black-throated sparrow at a yard in Ajo, AZ.

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: black throat and breast, white eyebrow, black head
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 81 Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Amphispiza
Species: bilineata

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