Bird Tweet of the Week: White-Throated Sparrow

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White Throated Sparrow photo by John Flannery

Opposites truly do attract in this species. That is to say, there are two opposite colour morphs, or variations, in this species. It turns out that individuals of one colour prefer their mate to be of the opposite colour morph.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday October 25, 2014