White-Throated Sparrow

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This white-throated sparrow was in Chapel Hill perched in a tree.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Choradata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Emberizidae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “Although they look nothing alike and aren’t particularly closely related, the White-throated Sparrow and the Dark-eyed Junco occasionally mate and produce hybrids. The resulting offspring look like grayish, dully marked White-throated Sparrows with white outer tail feathers.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/white-throated_sparrow/lifehistory)

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