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Well I'll be....I do have another shot of the black throat but the side head markings threw me off...Thanks Colorado

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1 hour ago, Colorado Birder said:

This is actually a Black-throated Sparrow!

Could you please explain why it couldn't be a Five-striped Sparrow? It appears to have a longer beak than a Black-throated would have. Thank you. :)

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Five-striped Sparrows are considerably darker, especially on the flanks and undertail coverts, and brown above rather than gray. They show much narrower facial stripes than this, as well. Five-striped would also be a fantastic find anywhere in the US outside of a few mountain ranges in SE Arizona.

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