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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

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


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Attalla, Alabama
Mesa, Arizona
Norfork, Arkansas
, British Columbia
Canoga Park, California
Highland, California
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Plymouth, Indiana
Yale, Iowa
Benton, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Conway, Missouri
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Himrod, New York
Rochester, New York
Montville, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Gold Hill, Oregon
El Paso, Texas
High Island, Texas
Iowa Park, Texas
Walkerton, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
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Members' Notes:


On Mar 6, 2013, HeidiKHandmade from Vancouver, WA wrote:

A rare sight, here, but I'm always happy to see them. Visitors in autumn, mostly. The white brow streaks easily separate them from other sparrows and finches.


On Dec 28, 2008, dellrose from The Ozarks, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love these birds and we have them in our area from fall to spring. They have a beautiful song and seem to sing constantly. When they leave in the spring I really miss them they are so gorgeous. They love sunflower seeds and also steal the mealworms I have out for the Bluebirds! They will eat from feeders but seem to prefer ground feeding.