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White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow photo by Simon Pierre Barrette

White-throated Sparrow photo by Simon Pierre Barrette

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) Photo Credit: Simon Pierre Barrette

The White-throated Sparrow is a good looking passerine bird that you should be seeing in eastern Kansas from October through November as it migrates southward from the Boreal forests. It has a white throat or bib that distinguishes it from other sparrows. It eat seeds, insects and various berries. Its song is recognized by the mnemonics “Po-or Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody” or “O-oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada”. You can see its animated migration map on ebird.