[Tweeters] Re: White Throated Sparrow (misidentification)

Dan Cordell dan.i.cordell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 10:54:31 PST 2015


Correction: looks like this was a case of bad lighting, bad angle, and
choosing the wrong similar sparrow from my Sibley guide, it *is* actually a
juvenile golden-crowned. Thanks to Dave S for pointing out my mistake about
the central strip on tan-striped white-throated sparrows.

On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Dan Cordell <dan.i.cordell at gmail.com>
wrote:


> Also spotted a small group of White-throated sparrows browsing not far

> from the parking lot near the boat launch at Magnuson Park on the 1st of

> January:

> http://i.imgur.com/QGxyKJc.jpg

> It's a tan-striped rather than the white-striped shown in your photo (so

> I'd initially thought they were golden-crowned until I got home and looked

> more closely at the pictures and my Sibley guide).

>

> -Dan

>

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