Birds of the Sanctuary: White-Throated Sparrow

Sparrows comprise one of the largest families of birds, with many variations on similar themes. One of the identifying features of the White-Throated Sparrow (aside from its namesake white throat) is the tiny yellowish patch just above and forward of each eye. I'll usually see them sporadically in small flocks, most often in the winter. They're mostly ground feeders, scrounging whatever seeds they can find.

Here, a ray of sunlight catches the brilliant yellow patches.

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