Photo by Melody

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Zonotrichia
Species: querula


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Yale, Iowa
Clay Center, Kansas
Conway, Missouri
Fort Worth, Texas

By Calif_Sue
Thumbnail #1 of Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) by Calif_Sue

By Chillybean

Thumbnail #2 of Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) by Chillybean

By Chillybean

Thumbnail #3 of Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) by Chillybean

Member Notes:

Positive Chillybean On Sep 20, 2012, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a) wrote:

This is probably my favorite migrating sparrow. With its quirky appearance and curious behaviour, this bird really won our hearts. Before we knew its name, we called it a "Bearded Mohawk".

Last two springs we had them off and on from mid- March to early May. In the winter months, we only see a handful for a couple weeks. Yesterday we had our first of the season. Already. It was an immature bird with its gape flanges still showing. So will this mean we'll have greater numbers this fall? I hope so.

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