Thursday, February 25, 2021

Black-Throated Sparrow

On a hike to Forty-nine Palms in Joshua Tree NP I had another "first" sighting, that of a black-throated sparrow. It is found in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and likes "arid desert hillsides and scrub" and is often found around sources of water in the desert. It is sometimes called the desert sparrow. 
I found a number of these sparrows at some distance and got some not-so-great photos with my 600 mm lens. The descriptions of where they are found fit where I saw them exactly. 

It has a white stripe above and below the eye and a black throat. 

1 comment:

  1. Who knew that there were so many kinds of sparrows? I love their little round bodies and integrated heads.