white-crowned sparrow

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Definition of white-crowned sparrow

: a migratory sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) that breeds in northern and western North America and has a grayish breast, pink bill, and head striped with black and white

First Known Use of white-crowned sparrow

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“White-crowned sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-crowned%20sparrow. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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