These are large, long-tailed sparrows with small heads and short but stout, seed-eating bills.
Smaller than an American Robin; larger than a Yellow-rumped Warbler.sparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
Large sparrow with long tail and fairly small, grayish bill. Distinctive gray face with black cap and yellow crown patch.
Large, plump sparrow with long tail and grayish bill. In nonbreeding plumage, breast is mottled gray-brown, and yellow crown stripe is smaller and duller.
Song consists of several clear whistles that slide downward in a melancholy-sounding phrase that’s sometimes described as “I’m so tired” or “oh, dear me.” Sometimes adds a trill to the end.
Large, plump sparrow with long tail. Immatures have broad rusty stripes on the cap with a yellowish stripe in the middle of the crown.
Large, plump sparrow with grayish bill. Back is brown streaked with blackish. Bold black stripes on the side of the crown, with yellow stripe confined to the top of the head.
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