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This little White Throated Sparrow looks very unhappy about the cold temperatures … I can’t imagine how hard winter must be on our featured friends. Image taken on January 26, 2008 with the Nikon D40x and the 55-200mm VR Nikon lens. Shutter speed 1/160, aperture f7.1, exposure -.33, and iso 400. Cropped. Texture from Ghostbones on Flickr added in Photoshop CS4.
Texture from Ghostbones on Flickr added in Photoshop CS4.
“The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. The White-throated Sparrow is 17 cm (6.75 inches) in length with a wingspan of 23 cm (9 inches) Typical weight is 26 grams (0.91 oz).
There are two adult plumage variations known as the tan-striped and white-striped forms. On the white-striped form the crown is black with a white central stripe. The supercilium is white as well. The auriculars are gray with the upper edge forming a black eye line.
On the tan form, the crown is dark brown with a tan central stripe. The supercilium is tan as well. The auriculars are gray/light brown with the upper edge forming a brown eye line. Both variations feature dark eyes, a white throat, yellow lores and gray bill. There is variation and some individuals may show dark lateral stripes of each side of the throat.
The breast has gray/tan streaks and the streaks continue down the flanks but the belly is generally light gray. The wings are rufus with two distinct white wing bars. Sexes are morphologically similar.”
info courtesy of Wikipedia