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White-crowned Sparrow
(Zonotrichia leucophrys)



Locally, the White-crowned Sparrow is a winter migrant, which can be seen and heard from early September to early March. The White-crowned Sparrow breeds along the California coast and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Aside from a few records in the local mountains, the White-crowned Sparrow is not known to breed locally in significant numbers. White-crowned Sparrows travel in small to very large flocks of 100 or more individuals while foraging in shrubby and weedy areas during the winter.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Most local habitats
Diet: Insects and seeds
Breeding season begins: Early May
Nest type: Open cup on the ground
Typical number of eggs: 2-5
Incubated by: Female
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: Yes
Active period on the Preserve: August through March (see graph)

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