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NYC - White-throated Sparrow? (1 Viewer)

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Hello. Can someone confirm that this is a White-throated Sparrow? I'm still working my way through sparrows...

I saw it in January in New York City.

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While there is certainly more marking below than typical, this is still a White-throated. Song can be ruled out right off the bat by the presence of the yellow loral spot, evident when zooming in on the photo.
I agree, this bird doesn't fit Song Sparrow imo (at least not the Song Sparrows in Ohio). A Song Sparrow would be more streaky (as opposed to spotted) below, and be more gray on the face. There doesn't appear to be a moustachial stripe on this bird either, which is very obvious in Song Sparrow.
 
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