We can ID this sparrow as a Lark Sparrow as follows:
- Very distinctive and striking head pattern: rufous crown and cheek patch, a white stripe over eye, a white stripe across head at center of crown and a black mustache running down side of throat.
- Whitish underparts with a black spot in center of chest.
- Long, broad, white-edged tail.
- Short, stout and gray bill.
- As much as we can see of the upperparts is brownish.
The Lark Sparrow is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 997.