09 May, 2011

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Scientific Name: Zonotrichia atricapilla

Population Estimate: 5M

Range / Habitat: Breeds in the tundra and shrubland of western Canada and Alaska. Winters along the Pacific coast of the US where common in urban areas.

Field Notes: Stocky sparrow with unmistakable head plumage, as above.

Personal Notes: Seen in Victoria, British Columbia.

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