Tuesday, June 25, 2013

White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia Albicollis

The song of the White-throated Sparrow was one of the first I learned. The bird often sings incessantly and this embedded the tune in my memory. 

The bird often sings into the dark on summer evenings. Recently a neighbour asked, "You're a birder. What is the bird that won't stop singing at night." My guess was she was referring a White-throated Sparrow. 

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Sibley David A. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Alfred A Knopf, Inc. New York. 2001.

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