White-crowned Sparrow — Zonotrichia leucophrys

Order Passeriformes
Family Emberizidae
Genus Zonotrichia
Species leucophrys
A clear grayish breast and a puffy crown striped with black and white makes this one of the handsomest sparrows. The bill is pink. The immature bird is browner with head stripes of dark red­brown and light buff. This bird is usually found in brush, edges, tangles, road sides, but can be seen in residential areas. It nests in Canada and winters from Maryland and Ohio south to Florida.

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