White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Capped Sparrow
Common Name : White-throated Sparrow
Scientific Name : Zonotrichia albicollis
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The White-throated Sparrow is a rather large songbird with a bulbous beak. The full-bodied sparrow has a round head and long tail and legs. The body is brown on top and a pale gray below, and its bill is a light pewter gray. The most prominent features are its white throat and black and white striped head, and it has a bright yellow patch between the base of the bill and its eye. A less dominant version of this coloring would be the tan-striped variety, where instead of black and white stripes, there are mocha brown and beige stripes.

Physical Statistics :

Length – 6.3 – 7.1 Inches (16 – 18 Centimeters)
Wingspan – 7.9 – 9.1 Inches (20 – 23 Centimeters)
Weight – 0.8 – 1.1 Ounces (22 – 32 Grams)

Behavior :

White-throated sparrows forage on the ground for seeds. When doing so, they usually stay in flocks. They come into the forests during the summer, and vanish after the breeding season.

Social Organization :

The White-throated Sparrow is almost always found in a flock.

Approval Level : None; White-throated Sparrows are found almost everywhere from forests to fields to pond edges and even in parks and suburbs.
Kill Difficulty : ;

The white-throated sparrow is practically defenseless, other than being able to take flight when fleeing from predators.

Training Level : Specialty - Group Flying;

These sparrows tend to stay in flocks, so some will have to be distracted or isolated before they are hunted.

Hunting Tactic : Songbirds
Food Quality : Medium; While slightly small, they possess rich flesh that is rather tasty.