- Length: 5.25 inches
- Pink, conical bill
- Black throat
- Gray head and body
- Tan back with dark streaks
- Brown wings
- Slim, forked tail
- Female lacks black throat
- Juvenile plumage (Summer) similar to adult but has browinsh wash
The gray coloration of the Black-chinned Sparrow is similar to juncos but
note the brown back and wings and lack of white outer tail feathers.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.