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Black-throated Sparrow

Amphispiza bilineata ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The striking Black-throated Sparrow is a denizen of open deserts of the western United States and Mexico.

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Appearance

Sparrows
Sparrows
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Black throat.
  • Gray body.
  • White face stripes.
  • White tips to outer tail feathers.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar, without black throat, but with dusky streaks and spots across chest.

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  • Adult

    Black-throated Sparrow

    Adult
    • © Kevin T. Karlson
  • Juvenile

    Black-throated Sparrow

    Juvenile
    • © Brian E. Small