White-Throated Sparrow

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 21, 2019
TakenJanuary 21, 2019
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P900
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80.3 mm
ISO400
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To tell the truth I am not 100% sure this is a White- Throated Sparrow but if anyone knows the
identity feel free to correct me....My husband thought it could either be an American Tree Sparrow or a Song Sparrow....However, the head of this bird doesn't look like either one of them. It might be a sparrow of an entirely different species. But of course from this angle and how he is so fluffed out...It makes it a bit more difficult to identify and they might look a little different in the winter too than they do other times of the year. He is a pretty sparrow regardless of his species and so brave to withstand the cold. A chickadee flew in front of his feet at the moment that I shot this picture which why I had to crop it.

Update: 1/22/2019: I learned this is indeed a White-Throated Sparrow after seeing it from the front today. From the side view such as on this picture it of course makes it a little harder to identify. Normally this type of bird migrates in the winter to a warmer climate.

Best View in Light Box! Thank you!!!

Thank you so much Heather Mellon for the nomination on 1/22/2019! Very kind of you and appreciated.
Thank you to the JPG staff for the spotlight on 1/23/2019! Very appreciated

11 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (21 Jan 2019):

    A wonderful close-up of this very handsome bird! I agree, he definitely resembles the White-Throated Sparrow according to my bird book.. in fact the markings you've captured here are virtually identical. This is a beautiful image.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (21 Jan 2019):

    Thank you Heather..I thought it resembled the White-Throated Sparrow also ...There are so
    many species of sparrows it can be confusing at times.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (21 Jan 2019):

    a great portrait!

  • Alex Preiss

    Alex Preiss gave props (22 Jan 2019):

    Excellent portrait.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski said (22 Jan 2019):

    Stunning image, well captured

  • Cleo X

    Cleo X gave props (22 Jan 2019):

    Beautiful image!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (23 Jan 2019):

    Great detail, very sharp. Wonderful narrative.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (24 Jan 2019):

    Congratulations on the spotlight and the beauty of this little bird!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Jan 2019):

    Congrats on the spotlight for this awesome image!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (24 Jan 2019):

    Thank you Lynn and Heather for your congratulations on the spotlight and comments...This brave sparrow was toughing out the cold weather and I just wish winters weren't so severe for the wild life.

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (27 Jan 2019):

    So much detail in this close-up. Love the puffy chest!

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