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White-crowned Sparrow -
(Zonotrichia leucophrys)



  • Small songbird
  • Striped brown above
  • Plain grey face, sides of neck and breast
  • Dramatic white and black striped crown
  • Pale brown rump
  • Pinkish bill
  • 7" (18 cm.) 


  • Shrubby areas, old fields, woodland edges

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant
  • Flocks with other sparrow species
  • Forages near cover with a hop-scratch
  • Migratory bird of the KVR

Comparable Species

  • White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow in the garlic mustard patch

White-crowned Sparrow looking over its shoulder 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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