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Color Blocking

February 15, 2021

Color Blocking

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Sarah Edmunds Sarah Edmunds

Winter in New York City means the arrival of white-throated sparrows, Zonotrichia albicollis.

It’s easy to see how they got their name, but up close, one can appreciate the rest of their beautiful markings. With their bright yellow lores, black head stripes, gray cheeks, and warm, chestnut wings, these color-blocked birds are a welcome sight in the drab city winter.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s A Pop of Color assignment. Congratulations! Check out our current photo contest Snap! Animal Pairs.

Canon EOS REBEL T5i, 55-250mm zoom telephoto lens

New York City, US Map It


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