white-throated sparrow

white-throat·​ed sparrow | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌthrō-təd- How to pronounce white-throated sparrow (audio) \

Definition of white-throated sparrow

: a common brown sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) chiefly of eastern North America with a black-and-white striped crown and a white patch on the throat

Examples of white-throated sparrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then a white-throated sparrow falls to the ground in front of him. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Songbirds migrating south for the winter are crashing into the glass walls of Milwaukee buildings," 31 Oct. 2020 The researchers tracked the song’s spread over 20 years with the help of citizen scientists who submitted more than 1,700 recordings of white-throated sparrow songs. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Canada’s White-Throated Sparrows Are Changing Their Tune," 7 July 2020 Quad goals Perhaps one of the most unusual reproductive systems, however, is that of the white-throated sparrow. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Alternatives to Heterosexual Pairings, Brought to You By Non-Human Animals," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of white-throated sparrow

1760, in the meaning defined above

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5 Nov 2020

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“White-throated sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-throated%20sparrow. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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