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Harris's Sparrow
This local rarity was first reported 11 February 2024 by Noah Eckman . This is arguably, the largest sparrow in North America. It is also one of most poorly known. They breed in remote regions of Canada and their nest was not described until 1932 when they were found breeding near Churchill, Manitoba. They winter mostly in the southern plains, but vagrants may show up almost anywhere in North America. It is named in honor of Edward Harris, a patron of J. J. Audubon. This is an immature lacking the adult's black chin and throat. Males and females are similar, although males are larger and may have a more extensive black bib.
Location
Emily Renzel Wetlands, Palo Alto, California, USA
Date taken
15 February 2024
Scientific name
Zonotrichia querula
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Beautiful photo of this one. Lovely lighting, and colors.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
262
Comment count
3

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320 second(s)
ISO
800
Filename
Harris'sSparrowIMG_5940.jpg
File size
418.6 KB
Date taken
Thu, 15 February 2024 12:07 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 813px

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