The Golden-crowned Sparrow wears his head markings more modestly than its White-Crowned cousin, whose flashy stripes make it recognizable at once from a distance. Apart from that, the birds seem much the same. Groups of them work the ground and the bushes for seeds and other edibles. I saw these birds harvesting old seeds from a Rumex Crispus plant, and then nipping on fresh green leaves of some other plant I couldn’t identify.
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