The picture of this Fox Sparrow was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Fox Sparrow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. The Fox Sparrow is one of the sparrows that winter in New York City.
To hear the song of the Fox Sparrow, click on the arrow below.
There are two adult plumage variations for the White-throated Sparrow which are the tan-striped and white-striped forms.The photograph above is the tan form, the crown is dark brown with a tan central stripe. The two color morphs of the White-throated Sparrows occur in approximately equal numbers. Both male and female white-striped birds are more aggressive than tan-striped birds during the breeding season.
Fox Sparrows are dark, splotchy sparrows of dense thickets. Named for the rich red hues that many Fox Sparrows wear, this species is nevertheless one of our most variable birds, with four main groups that can range from foxy red to gray to dark brown. The picture of this pretty Fox Sparrow was taken in the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
White-throated Sparrows stay near the ground, scratching through leaves in search of food, often in flocks. White-throated Sparrows sing their distinctive songs frequently, even in winter. The picture of this White-throated Sparrow Closeup with lots of feather detail was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
A crisp, pretty sparrow whose bright rufous cap both provides a splash of color and makes adults fairly easy to identify. Chipping Sparrows are common across North America wherever trees are interspersed with grassy openings. This picture of this Chipping Sparrow was taken at the New York Botanical Gardens in the conifer area.
Their loud, trilling songs of the Chipping Sparrow are one of the most common sounds of spring woodlands and suburbs.
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The picture of this very handsome White-throated Sparrow was taken in the Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Spring is definitely attempting to peek through the winter drapery – there was an azalea flower in full bloom. This means that the White-throated Sparrows will be taking off soon – I will miss them and the image of them diligently scraping the ground for food.