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White-throated Sparrow, white-striped form
To find out where White-throated Sparrows spend their summers and what kind of habitat they need in winter, see Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren't.


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White-crowned Sparrow, immature

Male and female song Sparrows look alike. While individuals vary widely, from quite dark to very light plumage, Song Sparrows are probably the most common native sparrow among birds in the yard and stay in their general territory year-round.


Their songs vary by regional "dialect." Find out why when your read the complete species profile in Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren't


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White-throated Sparrows breed in the far north but winter in the Midwest. Among the wintering birds in the yard, they are probably the most common.


White-throated Sparrows can be white-striped or tan-striped, referring the to stripes above their eyes. Note a white-striped form at left and a tan-striped form below. The stripes do not denote sex or age.
White-throated Sparrow, tan-striped form









White-crowned Sparrows, like White-throated Sparrows, breed in the far north but winter in the Midwest. Sexes look alike and wear bold white crown stripes (left). They tend to be less prominent among wintertime birds in the yard, preferring to be in more brush areas.


Immature White-crowned Sparrows (lower left) may be evident in wintertime yards. Rather than wearing the bold white crown stripes, they wear tan stripes.


For additional details about these and other migrants - where they spend their summers and why they winter in the Midwest, see Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren't


Click here to read the introduction and to get information about where to find the book.