Birds of St. Charles County, MO
White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys

Size: 6 1/2-7 1/2"

Male: A brown sparrow with a gray breast and a black and white striped crown. Small, thin, pink bill.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Similar to adult, with brown stripes on the head instead of white.

Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 3-5; varies between greenish, bluish, and whitish, with red brown markings

Incubation: 11-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 8-12 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The White-crowned Sparrow is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the winter months.

Food: Insects, seeds, berries, and will come to ground feeders.

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