Zonotrichia albicollis

Common Names: White-throated sparrow
Category: Birds
Sub-category: American Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos, & Buntings

There are two adult plumage variations known as the tan-striped and white-striped forms. On the white-striped form the crown is black with a white central stripe. The supercilium is white as well. The auriculars are gray with the upper edge forming a black eye line. On the tan form, the crown is dark brown with a tan central stripe. The supercilium is tan as well. The auriculars are gray/light brown with the upper edge forming a brown eye line. Both variations feature dark eyes, a white throat, yellow lores and gray bill. They almost always pair with the opposite color morph for breeding. The two color morphs occur in approximately equal numbers. Both male and female white-striped birds are more aggressive than tan-striped birds during the breeding season.

In Connecticut they are most commonly found near bird feeders, residential areas, and forests.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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