white-throated sparrow

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white-throat·ed sparrow

(wīt′thrō′tĭd, hwīt′-)
n.
A large North American sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) having a white patch on the throat, black and white stripes on the crown, and a distinctive song.

white′-throat`ed spar′row


n.
a common North American sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, having a white patch on the throat and a striped crown. Also called whitethroat.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.white-throated sparrow - common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crownwhite-throated sparrow - common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia - large New World sparrows
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