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Black-throated Sparrow
(Amphispiza bilineata)
Black-throated Sparrow
The Black-throated Sparrow has gray body with white underside. The throat is black, and has a white face stripe above the eye. The bill is dark and conical. The tail is long and rounded, and mainly black with some white patches on the outer... Read more >
Olive Sparrow
(Arremonops rufivirgatus)
Olive Sparrow
The Olive Sparrow has olive back and wings. (It is the only sparrow with an olive back). It has a gray head with brown eye streak and a brown stripe on the crown. The breast is buff colored, and the belly is whitish. The beak is cone shaped and... Read more >
Lark Sparrow
(Chondestes grammacus)
Lark Sparrow
The Lark Sparrow is a small bird with distinctive head markings with white or pale brown stripe on the crown bordered by chestnut brown. There are chestnut brown patches on side of the head below the eye. The body is pale brown with some brown... Read more >
Dark-eyed Junco
(Junco hyemalis)
Dark-eyed Junco
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Lincoln's Sparrow
(Melospiza lincolnii)
Lincoln's Sparrow
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Song Sparrow
(Melospiza melodia)
Song Sparrow
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Savannah Sparrow
(Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow
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Fox Sparrow
(Passerella iliaca)
Fox Sparrow
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Abert's Towhee
(Pipilo aberti)
Abert's Towhee
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Green-tailed Towhee
(Pipilo chlorurus)
Green-tailed Towhee
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Canyon Towhee
(Pipilo fuscus)
Canyon Towhee
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Spotted Towhee
(Pipilo maculatus)
Spotted Towhee
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Brewer's Sparrow
(Spizella breweri)
Brewer's Sparrow
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Chipping Sparrow
(Spizella passerina)
Chipping Sparrow
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Golden-crowned Sparrow
(Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Golden-crowned Sparrow
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White-crowned Sparrow
(Zonotrichia leucophrys)
White-crowned Sparrow
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Lesser Goldfinch
(Carduelis psaltria)
Lesser Goldfinch
The Lesser Goldfinch is a small finch with conical bill and short tail. Males have bright yellow underside. The top of the head is black. Back color varies from black to greenish depending on region. Females are gray and olive-green above with... Read more >
American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
American Goldfinch
The American Goldfinch is a small finch with conical bill. In the breeding season, the male is bright yellow with black cap and black wings with white wing bars. The female is dull olive green with darker brown wings with white wing bars. In the... Read more >
Cassin's Finch
(Carpodacus cassinii)
Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Finch is a medium sized finch. The male has pink head with brighter pink cap. The throat and upper breast are rose pink, and belly is pinkish white. The back is gray with reddish wash and dark streaks. The rump is pink. The female is gray... Read more >
House Finch
(Carpodacus mexicanus)
House Finch
The House Finch is a medium-sized finch with a thick bill. The male has red head, throat, chest. The sides and underside is white with heavy brown stripes. The back, wings, and tail are brown. The female is gray brown with streaks on the chest and... Read more >
Purple Finch
(Carpodacus purpureus)
Purple Finch
The Purple Finch has brown wings and a slightly forked tail. The male Purple Finch has reddish head and neck, with darker ear patch. There is a reddish wash over the back. Female Purple Finches are streaked brown and gray above, white with dark... Read more >
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
(Leucosticte tephrocotis)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
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Red Crossbill
(Loxia curvirostra)
Red Crossbill
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Flame-colored Tanager
(Piranga bidentata)
Flame-colored Tanager
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Hepatic Tanager
(Piranga flava)
Hepatic Tanager
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Western Tanager
(Piranga ludoviciana)
Western Tanager
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Scarlet Tanager
(Piranga olivacea)
Scarlet Tanager
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Golden-hooded Tanager
(Tangara larvata)
Golden-hooded Tanager
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