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Common Name:Sparrow, Golden-crowned
Scientific Name:Zonotrichia atricapilla
Area:McMinnvile, Oregon
Date:April 16, 2010

The golden color crown turns a bright yellow in the breeding season as in upper photo taken by Kevin Wright. Lower photo shows a first winter bird.

Salemtowne - Salelm, Oregon - - - December 8, 2013

Reference:National Geographic Field Guide to the Birs of North America