From the Piedmont in NC. I'm confused about birds named "White headed sparrow" While the internet shows this bird with a black and white striped head, the bird at my feeder has a completely white head down through the nape and throat of its head. This is how Sibley pictures the white headed sparrow in his Birding Basics (p 83). As a novice I do not understand these differences. I have never seen the Sibley WHS at my feeder before this year.