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Sparrows of North Dakota

Unstreaked Sparrows

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6. White-crowned Sparrow One of the most easily identifiable sparrows. Top of head in alternating pattern of black and white stripes from beak to back of head. Beak colored an orangish-pink. Breast a solid gray. Can be seen in good numbers at bird feeders during the spring and fall migrations. Nests in northern Canada, Alaska and some western states. Population made of two subspecies. Winters in the southern and western United States.
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