Bird ID

by Warren Rogers
(Issaquah, WA)

Sparrow sized with black head and a single white mohawk stripe across the head. Nondescript body coloring. I thought, at first, it might be a white crowned sparrow, but they have more head striping. Seen foraging on the ground beneath the sunflower seed filled hanging bird feeder. Issaquah, WA. tiger mtn. foothills wooded property. The only distinct feature was the single centered white stripe across the head. I've searched several bird ID sites and cannot find anything resembling what I described. Any ideas? Thanks. Recent visitors at the bird feeders and suet have been hairy woodpecker, house finches, and black headed grosbeak.



Comment
It's always hard to id without a photo, but I wonder if your bird is a Northern Waterthrush?
Susan

Comments for Bird ID

Click here to add your own comments

May 15, 2012
me too
by: Anonymous

I saw a bird that looked like a junco but had the same white streak on the crown. This bird was dark gray with no other visible markings. I'm in central Massachusetts. It's not the waterthrush.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Tiny bird.

    Mar 22, 17 12:12 PM

    it is very tiny, brownish it is not a nuthatch it is smaller, it pecks on dead trees like a woodpecker, I am in SC

    Read More

  2. No Idea What Bird Is

    Mar 19, 17 11:15 AM

    It was small and on my magnolia tree in around September. Was here only that one time.

    Read More

  3. Kauai bird not listed in any books seen in March.

    Mar 16, 17 03:25 PM

    About 6 with dark back and buff belly. Large white circular patch on butt.

    Read More