From a distance, White-Throated Sparrows look like White-Crowned Sparrows. To me, at least. When these songbirds are in the branches of the lilac tree, and I am perhaps not totally attentive.
Up close, there are a few significant difference, such as the bright yellow spot above the eye and their clearly defined white throat patch.
Apparently, these forest sparrows breed mostly across Canada — so why not call White-Throated Sparrows Canada birds?
|White-Throated Sparrow - Canada songbird.©SB|
|White-Throated Sparrow - |
looks white-whiskered to me! ©SB
What is this? White-Throated Sparrow
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: April 30, 2012.