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Common Name:Sparrow, White-throated
Scientific Name:Zonotrichia albicollis
Area:Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon
Date:December 8, 2013

This is an uncommon winter visitor (Sep-May) in the Willamette Valley. At first glance this sparrow can easily be mistaken for a White-crowned Sparrow, but always check the throat area for white instead of grey, and look for the yellow eyebrows to confirm it's a White-throated Sparrow.

E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area - Corvallis, Oregon - - - April 23, 2011

Reference:Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa & Opperman / Kaufman Field guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman