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white-throated sparrow

[hwahyt-throh-tid, wahyt-]
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noun
  1. a common North American finch, Zonotrichia albicollis, having a white patch on the throat and a black and white striped crown.

Origin of white-throated sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Also called whitethroat.
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