The white throated sparrow is another species of sparrows that can be overlooked. This little guy is not to be confused with the white crowned sparrow. The black and white head stripes are similar, except the white throated has little yellow patches close to the beak and it also has a little white throat.
This is a medium sized sparrow about 16 to 18 cm. long. Colouring on the back, wings and tail is typical for sparrows.
They breed throughout Canada but head south for the winter months.
These little birds are sometimes call the Canada bird as their song sounds like Oh Canada Canada Canada.