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Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
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... Read more >
Olive Sparrow
Olive Sparrow (Arremonops rufivirgatus)
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.... Read more >
Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
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... Read more >
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
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Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
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Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
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Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
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Fox Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
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Abert's Towhee
Abert's Towhee (Pipilo aberti)
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Green-tailed Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)
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Canyon Towhee
Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus)
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Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
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Brewer's Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)
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Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
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Golden-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
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White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
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Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
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... Read more >
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
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... Read more >
Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
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... Read more >
House Finch
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
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... Read more >
Purple Finch
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
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... Read more >
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis)
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Red Crossbill
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
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Flame-colored Tanager
Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata)
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Hepatic Tanager
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga flava)
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Western Tanager
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
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Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
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Golden-hooded Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)
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