Harris Sparrow

Zonotrichia querula 

Found in the southern Sandhills during winter
Black big, forehead, crown and nape with a pink bill
Can only be found in Central North America

Adult Description

  • Large sparrow, small songbird.
  • Black bib, forehead, crown, and nape.
  • Bill pink.
  • Underparts white with some streaks along sides.
  • Back brown with black streaks.
  • Two white wingbars.
  • Tail long (for a sparrow).

Immature Description

Immature similar to dullest winter adult, with throat mainly white and little black on face or crown.


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