white-throated sparrow

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white-throat·ed sparrow | \ˈhwīt-ˌthrō-təd-, ˈwīt-\

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

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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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1760, in the meaning defined above

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