White-Throated Sparrow in Winter

White throated sparrow perched on a branch
White-throated sparrow. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Appearance: The white-throated sparrow is a small bird about 6-7″ long. They’re brown with a gray chest & belly and have a small yellow spot between their eyes (lore). They also have a white patch on their throat & crown, and white or tan stripes alternating with black stripes. Females and males are the same.

Winter diet: Seeds.

Winter feeder food: Millet and sunflower seeds.

Winter habitat: White-throated sparrows migrate south for the winter and can be found in the eastern half of the US as well as Oregon & California coasts, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. They prefer forested areas of coniferous and deciduous trees.

Range Map

White-throated sparrow range map.
White-throated sparrow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.