Golden-crowned Sparrow Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    These are large, long-tailed sparrows with small heads and short but stout, seed-eating bills.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than an American Robin; larger than a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-7.1 in (15-18 cm)
      • Weight: 1.1-1.2 oz (30-33 g)