white-crowned sparrow


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white-crowned sparrow

(wīt′kround′, hwīt′-)
n.
A North American sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) having a pearly gray breast and a black-and-white striped crown.
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Noun1.white-crowned sparrow - finch with black-and-white striped crownwhite-crowned sparrow - finch with black-and-white striped crown
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia - large New World sparrows
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Surprise arrival was a White-crowned Sparrow from North America, found at Woolston Eyes NR, near Warrington.
This has been shown to be true for the Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), the White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), and the Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia).
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The numbers of new cells is so low that trying to identify and quantify if dying cells are being replaced and if so, the steps that are involved, is much more difficult than when using a songbird like Gambel's white-crowned sparrow, Larson and Brenowitz said.
They can learn to whistle the white-crowned sparrow call, asserting a song of place, as they play beside daylighted and restored creeks in all corners of the city.
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The bird they studied is the white-crowned sparrow, a small bird that sports a jaunty white cap with black stripes.
In experiments like this in other species, such as the white-crowned sparrow, biologists in the middle of the last century came up with a basic scenario for how birds learn to sing.
2) Smith spotted a white-crowned sparrow, above, at the Lancaster Prime Desert Woodland Preserve.
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