Utah Bird Profile
 White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

Name Roots: (Gr. zone, "a band"; trichias, "a thrush" - leucos, "white"; ophrys, "eyebrow")

In Utah:   
by Eric Peterson

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a ground at a height of 1-5 (0-35) feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in alpine and mountain riparian habitats.
How to find:  

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