Learn 100 Common Valley Birds Blog Post Species # 64/100
Few things in the world fill us with as much pleasure as birds, and understanding them by name just contributes to our satisfaction. In California’s Central Valley, with just a bit of effort, anybody can find out 100 regional bird types. Specifically considering that every day Valley Residents are available in contact with a minimum of a lots types that many acknowledge, however might not understand the name of. The intent of this blog site is for fans to discover and have the ability to recognize 100 typical valley birds.
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Golden-crowned Sparrow– Zonotrichia atricapilla
Name Roots: (Gr. zone, “a band”; trichias, “a thrush”– L. atricapilla, “black capped”)
The Golden-crowned Sparrow is a relatively big American sparrow, determining from 15 to 18 cm in length and having a wingspan of 24.75 cm It has a fairly long, square-tipped tail and a somewhat peaked crown. The bird’s plumage is primarily gray-brown, with an intense golden-yellow crown surrounded by black stripes. The bird’s underbelly is whitish-tan, and its flight plumes are tan with black streaks.
AN INTERESTING OR UNUSUAL FACT
The Golden-crowned Sparrow is among 5 members worldwide of the genus Zonotrichia, 4 of which have actually been tape-recorded in California’s Central Valley.
OTHER SIMILAR SPECIES
Other Central Valley congeners consist of the typical White-crowned Sparrow, the rarer White-throated Sparrow and the much, much rarer Harris’s Sparrow.
DISTRIBUTION STATUS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY
The Golden-crowned Sparrow is a Common Winter Visitor in California’s Central Valley and can be discovered in yards, parks and any environment with trees and shrubs.
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