December 16, 2015 – Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Requested by: @thesealistheswornenemyofman

This large sparrow is found in the far west of North America From southern California to Alaska. Their diet is highly varied, including many seeds, grains, fruits, buds, and insects. They spend most of their time foraging on the ground alone or in small flocks. Monogamous pairs build nests in small breeding territories defended by the males. These nests are most often constructed on the ground and disguised with ferns, grass, and overhanging branches.