Sage sparrow Amphispiza belli

Identification Tips:

Similar species:

The Black-throated sparrow somewhat similar but has black throat. Juvenile similar to juvenile Black-throated Sparrow but has indistinct supercilium. Local (southeastern Arizona) Five-striped Sparrow has gray breast and flanks and black malar streak.

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