Birds of Reston, Virginia: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) and White-Throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

white-throated sparrow in an evergreen bush in reston, virginia

A sparrow is a sparrow is a sparrow…. Or is it? I saw house sparrows on my walk today, but I also saw a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) and white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis). Here’s how to tell the difference.

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