white throat, yellow lores, gray face (South Carolina, USA; 2008-04-22)

White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis

Native Range: North America

Notes: a rather large sparrow common in the eastern half of the continent, where it ecologicaly replaces the Golden-Crowned Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow mostly in the western side of the continent; little sexual dimorphism; song a distinctive high whiste: old-sam-peebodee-peebodee-peebodee.; come in two distinct adult plumage forms: with tan-streaked versus white-streaked crowns.

form with white-and-black head stripes (South Carolina, USA; 2008-04-22)
form with tan-and-black head stripes (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-30)

dorsal view; rufous-striped back, wings (South Carolina, USA; 2008-04-22)

posing for a portrait (South Carolina, USA; 2008-04-22)

nonbreeding plumage or perhaps juvenile (Georgia, USA; 2011-12-16)

nonbreeder; duller than when in breeding garb (Georgia, USA; 2011-12-16)

nonbreeding plumage, side view (Georgia, USA; 2011-12-16)

nonbreeding plumage, frontal view (Georgia, USA; 2011-12-16)