BIRD OF THE WEEK / WEEK 15: April 9, 2018
© Liron Gertsman
16-18 cm length | 21-24 cm wingspan | 25-28 gm weight
A medium sized sparrow with a short, conical bill, short wings and a longish, lightly notched tail.
Brown above and greyish-buff below, they have brown wings barred with some black and white, a black and white striped crown and a yellow or pinkish bill. The female has similar markings but has only shaded of brown instead of black and white. Common around gardens, shopping mall parking lots, and hedgerows.
Habitat / Behaviour
Omnivore | Woodland, scrubland | Partially Migratory | Lives 1-2 years, maximum 13 years.
Foraging on the ground or plucking from the air, they eat a variety of insects, seeds and plant materials.
Monogamous | Ground nest | 3-5 gray or greenish-blue eggs with speckles | 1-2 broods
- A Bit about the Bird
- The Pair
- Songs of the White-crowned Sparrow
- In the Field with Researchers on a Quest for a Nest
- Get the Vancouver bird checklist on the web or on your iPhone.
- 10 Simple Birding Tips
- Check out the International Ornithological Congress
- What else is going on for the Vancouver International Bird Festival?