Stand Out Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow (White-striped Adult)

White-Throated Sparrow
(White-striped Adult)

What makes a sparrow stand out from the crowd? The bright yellow head markings, of course!

White-Throated Sparrow  (Another View)

White-Throated Sparrow
(Another View)

I am new to birdwatching, so I was amazed when I spotted the bright yellow brows on this bird. I soon learned that it’s eyebrows are actually bright white and it is the supralorals that are yellow. The bird is called a white-throated sparrow due to the contrast between its gray breast and white throat. Still, I think it’s the bright yellow that makes this bright, white-striped adult bird so identifiable.

I saw this bird in my yard back in April. My guidebook notes that it is a common winter bird in this area. So, it may have been a rare sight for spring. I never saw two of these birds together, only one at a time over the course of a week. Then, suddenly, it was gone. I hope it will be back this winter.

This week, the daily post weekly photo challenge, Rare, asked us to showcase something that stands out from the everyday. I think this little bird definitely stands out from the sparrow crowd!

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Posted on August 20, 2016, in birds, Observations, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. For someone new to birdwatching, you provide a lot of information, Terri. This little guy is beautiful. I hope he returns, too.

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  2. It looks like a sparrow with one of those colorful masks you sometimes see worn by professional wrestlers.

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  3. Splendid photo! And such little birds are really adorable. 🙂

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