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A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of sparrow?
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Author:  mcrosbie [ Dec 26 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of sparrow?

Juvenile white-crowned or golden-crowned sparrow?

ImageSparrow_2119 by mcrosbie, on Flickr

Author:  jewill [ Dec 27 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

I’m going with White-crowned but because the top of the head is not visible it’s hard to tell. Your bird does have 2 white wing bars and White-crowns are more common than Golden-crowns in winter.
I’m no expert though but thought I’d try a guess.

Author:  Owlet [ Dec 27 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

It looks like a Golden-Crown to me from the little tint of gold on the forehead and the patterns on the back. I've seen a whole ton of em this winter and they seem to mostly be juvies. GCSP also seem to have a more robust build with a gray area surrounding the face.

Cheers :D

Author:  mcrosbie [ Dec 27 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

Thank you both. Actually, I have had a few golden-crowned sparrows visiting my feeders over the past couple of weeks. As you say, it's difficult to know for certain. I will just call is a sparrow.

Author:  jasonbird960 [ Dec 27 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

I think Golden Crowned Sparrow as well!

Author:  mcrosbie [ Dec 29 12:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

Thanks, Jason.

Author:  BirderBert [ Dec 29 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A juvenile white-crowned sparrow or another type of spar

Don't forget that White-crowned Sparrows have all Yellow bills vs the Grey/Black upper manbdible on the Golden-crowned as seen in the pic!

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