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Sonoran Desert Birds



Black-throated sparrow - (Amphispiza bilineata)

 Black-throated sparrow

 Black-throated sparrow

 Black-throated sparrow

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: black throat and breast, white eyebrow, black head
Season: year-round

Black-throated sparrow
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Amphispiza
species: bilineata

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