White-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Identification Tips:


Basic and Juvenile:

Similar species:

In spring, the bold head stripes and yellow lores are diagnostic. In fall, these features may be less noticeable. The contrasting white throat and dark bill separate it from the White-crowned Sparrow. Swamp Sparrow has rusty wings and is smaller.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.