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White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Davis, California
GPS: 38.6N, -121.7W, elev=25' MAP
Date: December 9, 2012
ID : B13K0996 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. leucophrys)
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 11, 2013
ID : B13K3115 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: UCR Botanical Gardens, Riverside, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -117.3W, elev=1,223' MAP
Date: March 5, 2016
ID : B13K1107 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Davis, California
GPS: 38.6N, -121.7W, elev=25' MAP
Date: December 9, 2012
ID : B13K0998 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. leucophrys)
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 4, 2013
ID : B13K2807 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. gambelii)
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Del Rey Lagoon), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=3' MAP
Date: October 27, 2011
ID : B13K9512 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Cerillos, NM
GPS: 35.5N, -106.1W, elev=6,140' MAP
Date: February 14, 2012
ID : B13K4101 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Cerillos, NM
GPS: 35.5N, -106.1W, elev=6,140' MAP
Date: February 14, 2012
ID : B13K4098 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Manhattan Beach (Sand Dune Park), CA
GPS: 33.9N, -118.4W, elev=119' MAP
Date: December 15, 2012
ID : B13K1375 [4896 x 3264]

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White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. leucophrys)
 
 
Location: Yosemite Natl Park, CA
GPS: 37.9N, -119.3W, elev=8,670' MAP
Date: July 10, 2010
ID : 7C2V0017 [3888 x 2592]

White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. leucophrys)
 
 
Location: Yosemite Natl Park, CA
GPS: 37.9N, -119.3W, elev=8,670' MAP
Date: July 10, 2010
ID : 7C2V0019 [3888 x 2592]

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White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. gambelii)
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: February 8, 2009
ID : 7C2V4482 [3888 x 2592]

White-crowned Sparrow (Z.l. gambelii)
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: February 8, 2009
ID : 7C2V4485 [3888 x 2592]

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White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Morro Bay, CA
GPS: 35.3N, -120.9W, elev=0' MAP
Date: March 8, 2008
ID : 5366 [3888 x 2592]

White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Elings Park (SB), CA
GPS: 34.4N, -119.7W, elev=204' MAP
Date: October 7, 2007
ID : 5606 [3888 x 2592]

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White-crowned Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Elings Park (SB), CA
GPS: 34.4N, -119.7W, elev=204' MAP
Date: October 7, 2007
ID : 5607 [3888 x 2592]

White-crowned Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Wetlands, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 10, 2006
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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White-crowned Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Wetlands, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 10, 2006
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

White-crowned Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Monterey, CA
GPS: 36.6N, -121.9W, elev=14' MAP
Date: May 26, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America.

Adults are 18 cm long and have black and white stripes on their head, a grey face, brown streaked upper parts and a long tail. The wings are brown with bars and the underparts are grey. Their bill is pink or yellow. They are similar in appearance to the White-throated Sparrow but do not have the white throat markings.

Their breeding habitat is brushy areas across northern Canada and the western United States. They nest either low in bushes or on the ground under shrubs and lay 3-5 brown-marked grey or greenish-blue eggs.

These birds forage on the ground or in low vegetation, but sometimes make short flights to catch flying insects. They mainly eat seeds, other plant parts and insects. In winter, they often forage in flocks.

The call of the White-crowned Sparrow has many dialects, but the pugetensis subspecies sounds similar to "You can't come and catch me!"



                                     




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