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Golden-Crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia atricapilla

Golden-Crowned Sparrows winter in the Pacific States of the USA, but breed in British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Science has neglected close study of this species, especially on its breeding grounds.

In winter, these birds are often found in flocks with other sparrows, especially White-Crowned Sparrows. I’ve found them in flocks that included Fox Sparrows.

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