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Common Name:Sparrow, Black-throated
Scientific Name:Amphispiza bilineata
Area:Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona
Date:December 19, 2009

This little sparrow of the desert is very nervous, quick, and wary. I recommend binoculars to be able to make an identification.

Reference:Watchable Birds of the Southwest by Gray / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America