white-throated sparrow

[ hwahyt-throh-tid, wahyt- ]

  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

Words Nearby white-throated sparrow

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How to use white-throated sparrow in a sentence

  • There was nothing to break the silence except the thin clear whistle of the white-throated sparrow far back in the woods.

    Little Rivers | Henry van Dyke
  • These are the chickadee, the white-throated sparrow, and the hermit-thrush.

  • Killooleet, the white-throated sparrow, saw it, and his clear morning song tinkled out of the dark underbrush.

    Wilderness Ways | William J Long
  • Around timber-line in summer one may hear the happy song of the white-throated sparrow.

    Wild Life on the Rockies | Enos A. Mills
  • When he failed to hear it, he stopped and again whistled the notes of the white-throated sparrow.

    Running Fox | Elmer Russell Gregor