Definition of white-throated sparrow in English:

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white-throated sparrow

noun

A sparrow that winters in southern and eastern North America. It has prominent yellow eyebrows and a white patch at the throat.
  • Zonotrichia albicollis, family Emberizidae.
Example sentences
  • The white-throated sparrow is uncommon in winter along the west coast of the United States, and it is rare to see one in southern California.
  • I can hear the songs of migrating birds: phoebes, white-throated sparrows, towhees, catbirds, chipping sparrows.
  • Yes, we enjoy the birds that make up our winter scene and are glad when the white-throated sparrows and the juncos return.

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Syllabification: white-throat·ed spar·row

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