Documentation of Golden-crowned Sparrow

Observer Information

Reporter:  Steve Larson 
Other Observers:  ;

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Golden-crowned Sparrow
First Date/Time:  12/31/1969
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view): 
County:  Douglas
Specific Location:  lower Waterton Canyon
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Viewing Conditions


Description of the Bird

Bill: conical and mostly gray Crown: was brown with a small yellow/gold patch on the fore
Face: grayish
Back, wings and tail (seen only briefly when the bird turned to fly): brown and streaked
Underparts: grayish-brown
The bird was about 6-7 inches long, about the same size as the White-crowned Sparrows with which it was seen.
Behaviors: The bird was sitting with several White-crowned Sparrows in the middle of a juniper shelter belt and was aggitated by my presence.
Call: Call: a sharp loud “tink”
Plumage: 1st Winter?

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Date Documentation Submitted

6/15/2008 7:29:00 AM

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