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White-Throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

The White-throated Sparrow is a bird of the forest, and breeds across most of Canada, but they’re familiar winter birds in most of eastern, southern North America, and even coastal Washington, Oregon and California.

There are two varieties of this species, split by plumage polymorphism (white-striped and tan-striped morphs), but these are not considered to be subspecies. In fact, researchers claim that the two varieties often seek its opposite version for mating.

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