I found this male Black-throated Sparrow singing away yesterday at Caballo State Park in southern New Mexico. This species is mostly a western species but is found as far east as central and South Texas.
The adult males are sure handsome with the black throats (yes, the name matches what the bird looks like) that continues down their chests. Their body is gray but the white stripes across their face add to their distinctive looks.
Black-throated Sparrows are lovely songsters so click here to listen to a variety of their songs and calls on the National Audubon Society web site for this species. They give the warbler family a run for their money in the singing category.
This spiffy guy didn’t give me the opportunity to get any more photos as he took off chasing after a girl. Love is still in the air.