Perching

White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
During the winter, this handsome and large sparrow commonly moves through open scrub lands, weedy agricultural fields and suburban areas in large flocks, often together with four or five other species of sparrows. Here they eat grass seeds and occasionally fruits. During the summer, pairs of these sparrows can be found in open habitats ranging from coastal shrubs to alpine and tundra meadows. Here they feed on insects grass shoots and moss capsules.

The four-digit banding code is WCSP.


Agricultural

Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs

Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: White-crowned Sparrow
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-crowned-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). White-crowned Sparrow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-crowned-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. "White-crowned Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-crowned-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. "White-crowned Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-crowned-sparrow

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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