Subject: [Tweeters] Zono hybrids Date: Sat Nov 9 09:29:38 PST 2019 From: AMK17 - amk17 at earthlink.net
For the past few weeks an odd sparrow has been a regular visitor to my yard. At first, I thought it was a white-throated sparrow then a golden crowned and then a white-crowned. It is possible it is a hybrid white-crowned x golden crowned sparrow.
It has white head stripes and a golden forecrown, plain breast, strong brown stripes (no white throat). Sometimes it appears to have yellow lores but I can't seem to get a photograph of the bird in good light.
Interesting sparrow that I can't quite figure out.
Poorly lit photos at https://ebird.org/checklist/S61298403 if you care to provide an opinion on the sparrow as I would be interested. Probably a non breeding goldencrowned but it does have white facial stripes in good light.