White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Flocking, hopping, active ground-foraging sparrow.  Common east of the Rockies; summers in Canada, winters in US, including West coast.   Largish for a sparrow, with solid body and long tail; brown above, gray below; some birds have white throats, others tan.  Wavering song sung year-round.  Prefer woods and edges; often at feeders in winter.  Primarily seed and berry eaters, with insects in the summer.  Typically ground nesting, and usually under some vegetation.  Lifespan up to 9 years.  Population ~ 140 million and declining. 

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January 24, 2015