White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow on branch.
White-crowned Sparrow on branch.

NPS Photo / Ann Schonlau

Size: 6-7”
Description: Streaked brown and black overall with white stripes on the head, and a pale pink or yellow bill. Juveniles have brown instead of black markings on the head.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Breed in riparian willow shrublands, bushy meadows and krummholz to 12,000 feet.
Diet: Eat mostly seeds and some insects that they glean by scratching on the ground.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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