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White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) breeds across much of the northern United States and most of Canada and Alaska. The species winters in the southern half of the U.S. and into Mexico. Adults have black and white striped crowns while immature birds show tan and brown striped crowns. The bird here was photographed in Starr Co., Texas, in February, 1998, with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Sensia. The next three shots were all taken in February, 2000, in Kenedy Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 600mm F/4 L lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Velvia.
The shot on the right was a digital capture in December, 2002, in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, with a Canon D-60 and 600mm F/4 L lens.
The immature White-crowned Sparrow on the right was at Bosque del Apache N.W.R., Socorro Co., New Mexico, in November, 2005. The shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The adult White-crowned Sparrow at right was a digital capture in Caprocks Canyon, S.P., Briscoe Co., Texas, in December, 2005. It was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The next two shots were taken at San Antonio, Socorro Co., New Mexico, in November, 2006, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600 mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. The top image shows an immature bird while the 2nd shows an adult.
The next 4 shots on the right were taken in Starr Co., Texas, in April, 2007, with the same gear as the images just above.
The next 3 shots of adult White-crowned Sparrows were taken in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Randall Co., Texas, in January 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 800mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The adult White-crowned Sparrow on the right was at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Randall Co., Texas, in Janaury, 2011.
The next two shots show White-crowned Sparrows along the Denali Highway in Alaska in June, 2012. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 February 2014
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
immature
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Post,
Garza Co., Texas
10 December 2014
Lat 33.178998, Lon -101.377941
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Ft. Hancock,
Hudspeth Co., Texas
16 January 2015
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Bosque del Apache N.W.R.,
Socorro Co., New Mexico
14 January 2015
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
immature
Ft. Hancock,
Hudspeth Co., Texas
16 January 2015
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Ft. Hancock,
Hudspeth Co., Texas
16 January 2015