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White Crowned Sparrow


White Crowned Sparrow
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR +, Promaster 77mm MC C-P.L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-27 14:20
Viewed: 1796
Points: 2
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I think Ron Warner has the right identification as the White Crowned Sparrow: Zenothrichia leucophrys. Thanks for the id Ron.

Although this specimen may be a juvenile, it struck me to be quite large. According to Nat'l Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, this is the most studies bird in the West. It is widely distributed in North America.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-27 17:44]

Hello Mike,
I searched all my guide books and also quite a few sites on the web and I really don't believe this is a Harris Sparrow, but I could be wrong. I think it may be a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow.
Check out this site and see what you think.
http://www.nmbirds.org/wp-content/wcspjuvjoldenettel.jpg
Copy and paste the site directly into your web browser.
Ron
PS. Great shot by the way!!

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