Sparrows of Los Alamos County

Because I can never tell the dang sparrows apart, and in the bird books I have to spend too much time sifting through pages of sparrows that never come near here.

The images aren't by me (mostly); each image links to the original source.

Jump to sparrows with streaked breasts.

Solid breasts

White-crowned sparrows have several very different variants

Spizella sparrows

Less common

House sparrow

Streaked breasts

Savannah and Vesper

Melispiza sparrows

Not sparrows, but easily confused with them. See Mouser's finch ID page for how to ID them by bill shape.

Another useful sparrow page: Audubon Bird Guide: sparrow, Rocky Mountains.

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