white-throated sparrow

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white-throat·ed sparrow

(wīt′thrō′tĭd, hwīt′-)
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.
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white′-throat`ed spar′row

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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Caption: 3 White-throated sparrow. 4 A house finch with a chickadee in the background.
To evaluate potential differences in fitness relative to phenological period, we estimated mass change in 13 species of landbird migrants [Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus), Nashville Warbler (Vermivara mficapilla), Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), and White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) ].
The white-throated sparrow, until recently tuning up his lilting song at your feeder, is now in northern Quebec serenading the wolves and caribou.
From his vantage point, the moose could see a great blue heron spearing frogs and a white-throated sparrow nabbing flies.
We measured the protein requirements of the omnivorous hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) and the granivorous white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albieollis) during nonmigratory and migratory stages of the annual cycle and compared the results with published estimates for other songbird species.
Disturbed by my presence, a white-throated sparrow flies from a nearby clump of switch grass.
The most frequently observed species during the spring migration were the White-throated Sparrow (n = 5, Zonotrichia albicollis), Common Yellowthroat (n = 5, Geothlypis trichas), and Ovenbird (n = 5, Seiurus aurocapillus).
In addition, Swainson's Thrush and White-throated Sparrow were abundant in Bohm Woods.
A scarlet tanager, white-throated sparrow, little blue heron, Swainson's thrush and both Philadelphia and redeyed vireos were scattered down Ireland's west coast.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis): Common, recognized by a white throat patch and a yellow spot between its eyes and bill.
The white-throated sparrow has two interpretations to his song.
A white-throated sparrow from North America, Himalayan pheasant and a sunbird from south east Asia were all reported last year.