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Critters of the Week

Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by SPCA or RACC.

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Where Spotted: Reedy Creek
Common Name:  White-Throated Sparrow
Scientific Name: Zonotrichia albicollis
Body Length: 5.9 to 7.5 in
Wingspan: 9.1 in
Weight: 0.78 to 1.13 oz

Quick Facts

  • White-throated sparrows breed in central Canada and New England.
  • Alongside some other species such as the cardinal, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow and chickadees, this species ranks among the most abundant native birds during winter in eastern North America.
  • Numerous mammalian carnivores prey on the White-Throated Sparrow and at least ten avian predators often hunt them and they are among the most regular prey species for some smaller raptors, i.e. the sharp-shinned hawk and eastern screech-owl.

Not So Slim Shady at RACC

Weight: 14
Age: 3yrs 10mths 3wks
Sex: Male
Pet ID: 83575

Adopt Not So Slim Shady at RACC

Learn more about their Adoption Process or how to Foster A Pet.

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