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Oct 1, 2012

Prettiest sparrow?

Photos by BarrytheBirder
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Many describe the White-crowned Sparrow's appearance as handsome, elegant, distinctive and striking.   I have to agree on all counts.   It is also a good-sized bird (up to 7") with a smart erect posture.   I only see it twice a year, in southern Ontario: once during spring migration and again during fall migration.   It is always a treat to see its smart appearance and its distinctive 2-footed kick at leaf litter as it forages on the ground.
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