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White-throated Sparrow  -
(Zonotrichia albicollis)



  • Small songbird
  • Striped brown above
  • Greyish below, sometimes faint streaking
  • Well-defined white throat
  • White or tan striped crown
  • Yellow patch above the eye
  • 6.5-7" (15-17 cm.)


  • Conifer forest, forest edges, residential areas

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant, occasional winter resident
  • Sings on migration
  • Sweet whistled song "old Sam Peabody,
         Peabody, Peabody"
  • Migratory species of the KVR

Comparable Species

  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow poses for the camera

White-throated sparrow atop a small branch 


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

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