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Thursday, November 07, 2019

White-throated Sparrows come in two flavors!

 White-throated Sparrow, white morph

Tan morph

White-throated Sparrows are migrating too! Love their "Oh-sweet-Canada-Canada" or "Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody" song (depending on where you are from!). They come in two color morphs, with variations. The white morph has a white eyebrow and central crown-stripe and black in lateral crown-stripe. The tan morph has a buffy eyebrow and central crown-strip and more brown in lateral crown-stripe. All have a yellow supraloral dot. In general the older male white morphs have the brightest most contrasting plumage. Look for them at your feeders.

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