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CLOSED: The bird on the left, what is it?

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Taken this morning in my community garden plot in Palo Alto, California ... I think the bird on the right is a White-Crowned Sparrow, and I figured the one on the left was the female of the species ... but now I'm not sure. Anyone can help me out here? Thanks, if you can!

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(Zone 5a)

Yes, the bird on the right is a White-crowned and it very well could be a female. Most North American Sparrow genders look the same. There will be individual differences in size and coloring, but it doesn't indicate gender.

The bird on the left is a Fox Sparrow, a great little bird. We so rarely see them. You got a very nice picture.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Thank you so much, Chillybean! There was quite a little gathering of both types of birds at my garden yesterday! I was quite happy to catch two of them in the bird bath!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from Chillybean :
a great little bird

Now there's a nice oxymoron!! ;-)

Yep, Fox Sparrow.


Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Thanks, Resin, for your vote.

And, I think, that Chillybean means in this instance that its a "wonderful" little bird, as opposed to a "large" little bird ... therefore that would not qualify as an oxymoron, right?

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