Ground-Sparrows and Brush-Finches
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Common birds, you see, tend to have simple names, like House Sparrow, House Finch, or House Wren. A hyphen in a bird’s “first” name can occur pretty much anywhere, which is why the United States has a good supply of birds like White-crowned Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Ground-Sparrows may or may not share a genus with the brownish Towhees of the southwestern United States. Ground-Sparrows have faces that border on the clownish.