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Sonoran Desert Birds



White-crowned sparrow (juvenile) - (Zonotrichia leucophris)

 White-crowned sparrow (juvenile)

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: messy cup
Field Identification: bold reddish brown and gray streaks on head, yellowish bill
Season: winter

White-crowned sparrow (juvenile)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Zonotrichia
species: leucophris

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