California towhee. R.F. American tree sparrow. Bella Coola Natural History: Bald Eagles, Fox Sparrow, Red-winged blackbird, Golden-crowned Sparrow Rufous-crowned sparrow (call / song) call, song. Chipping sparrow. Bell's sparrow. Canyon towhee. Females are difficult to distinguish. Abert's towhee. Black-crowned Sparrow Lark song, hiss, some distortion and background noise. Black-chinned sparrow. Bachman's sparrow. Golden-crowned sparrow (call / song) call, song. Brewer's sparrow. Larry Miller. Inhabits dry scrub, fields, and rocky country. Dec 13, 2018 - Small, finchlike lark of arid zones with strong sexual dimorphism. In flight shows dark underwing coverts and black tail (from above black tail sides). Most distinctive of all is the song of the golden-crowned sparrow. Some describe it as “See me, pretty, pretty me-e.” [Repeat song of White-crowned Sparrow] The White-crowned Sparrow pours out its song over and over on spring and summer days—and even on moonlit nights. Brendan Lally. Examples of Geographic Variation: Birdsong Dialectology. Black-chinned sparrow. Abert's towhee. American tree sparrow. Canyon towhee. Male is striking with black underparts, whitish cheeks, and black crown. Chipping sparrow. This is the song of a White-crowned Sparrow. Female is overall gray-brown overall and lightly-streaked; best identified by short, heavy bill. Brewer's sparrow. In its classic form, it … Baird's sparrow. Cassin's sparrow. Breeds on desert plains with scattered bushes. The song is often given in display flight, and consists of monotone whistles interspersed with buzzy notes. Bachman's sparrow. Black-throated sparrow. Similar to Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, but Ashy-crowned males are told apart by the gray on the head. Bell's sparrow. Adult white-crowned sparrows have black-and-white stripes on their heads. Black-throated sparrow. Other american sparrows, towhees and juncos. Other american sparrows, towhees and juncos. California towhee. Lachlan, in Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition), 2006. Baird's sparrow. Cassin's sparrow. The buzzy song seems to float on the air in much of the western United States.