Spot the sparrow!

January 18, 2023 • 8:15 am

In lieu of readers’ wildlife photos today (see previous post; we have a shortage), I’m putting up a reader’s “spot the. . . ” quiz.

There is a white-crowned sparrow  (Zonotrichia leucophrys) hiding in this photo. Can you spot it? (Click photo to enlarge.)  I think this one is medium hard—at least it was for me.

If you found it, just put “got it” in the comments, but please don’t give its location to the other readers.  I’ll post a reveal at noon Chicago time.

Try your luck!:

12 thoughts on “Spot the sparrow!

  1. Some may think me a birding pedant, but it looks like a White-throated Sparrow. You can see the white on it’s throat as well as the yellow in it’s crown.

    1. I believe you’re correct. And I don’t think it’s pedantic to strive to get bird identifications right. As a fairly hard-core birder, though, I may be a little biased …

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