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Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
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Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow male; note black chin

General Description: Black-chinned Sparrows (Spizella atrogularis) are dark gray overall with brown wings, a pink bill, and a long tail, looking superficially like a long-tailed "Gray-headed" Junco. Adults males in breeding plumage have black on the face and chin. Females and juveniles lack this black.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub.

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for this species during spring and early summer in the desert scrub below Willow Springs Picnic Area and Lost Creek Canyon, both in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Otherwise, look for this species farther south or in southern California during summer and along the US-Mexican border during winter.

Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned and Black-throated sparrows
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow male
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow male
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow female
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow female
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)
Black-chinned Sparrow female

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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