A paper cutout of a photograph of a White-throated Sparrow placed in a Redbud tree with pink blossoms and bright green leaves.
“White-throated Sparrow”in blossoming Redbud tree

White-throated Sparrow

  • Scientific: Zonotrichia albicollis
  • Spanish: Chingolo Gorjiblanc
  • French: Bruant à gorge blanche
  • Family: New World Sparrows
  • Bird Code: WTSP

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Found primarily near or under thickets, brushy areas, or edges of woodlands but also in suburban woods and parks.


In summer, northern Midwest and northeastern U.S, across much of Canada. Winters to the south of these regions and some migrate to the western U.S. coast.

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Did you know?

The White-throated Sparrow has one of the prettiest and most recognizable songs. Some say it sounds like they are whistling “oh-sweet-canada.”