FIELD IDENTIFICATION: The Harris' Sparrow is a large, boldly marked sparrow. Good field marks are: black crown and throat and black mottling on the upper part of the breast, the pink bill, two white wingbars, and white belly.
The male House Sparrow is superficially similar, but has a stubby, dark bill, and is a much chubbier bird overall.
Field I.D. by Claire Curry
Photographed in Greenwood, Texas by Mary Curry in May 2001