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White-crowned sparrow (adult)
Zonotrichia leucophris

White-crowned sparrow (adult)
White-crowned sparrow (adult)
White-crowned sparrow (adult)

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: messy cup
Field Identification: bold black and white streaks on head, yellowish bill
Season: winter


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

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