Recorded in Wise County, Texas in November 2000

Photo by M. Curry in 2001

White-crowned Sparrow, subspecies leucophrys 

The White-crowned Sparrow is a winter resident in Wise County.  The subspecies shown above is told from other subspecies by its black lores, and  pinkish bill.      

Photo by Claire Curry

Sketched in color pencil by Claire Curry (April 2000)

This is the subspecies gambelii of the White-crowned Sparrow. It was photographed on a peach tree in David Hastings yard in  Rhome, Texas in the spring of 1998. Note that it has a white lores, unlike the subspecies leucophrys pictured above, which has black lores.

Above two photographs taken by David Hastings.