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Old Dec 31, 2011, 5:58 PM   #1
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This is a newcomer to my garden. I can't quite ID him in any of the field guides. I think it may be either a Chipping Sparrow or Rufous-Crown. Can somebody ID him? This is in the suburb of Los Angeles. Thanks!





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Yup... Rufous Crowned Have a look ==> http://goo.gl/SF7Xr
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Thanks Gary, that's what I thought, but I also saw some images of a chipping sparrow online that looked just like this. But I'm OK with Rufous!
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Doing more looking on the web, I decided this must be a juvenile White Crowned Sparrow. Note the wider light colored band on his head and the pinkish beak with black tip.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/127...d_Sparrow.aspx
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Doing more looking on the web, I decided this must be a juvenile White Crowned Sparrow. Note the wider light colored band on his head and the pinkish beak with black tip.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/127...d_Sparrow.aspx
Right you are. Nice pictures.
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Thanks penolta, from what I find online, they don't seem to be an invasive feral bird like the house sparrow.
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