Black-throated Sparrow

Port Burwell, Ontario. 30 August 2009

Aaron Allensen found this Black-throated Sparrow in his garden on Saturday, 29 August 2009. We appreciate Aaron's hospitality to visiting birders. Scroll down for five photos.

This Black-throated Sparrow is the second record for Ontario. The first was at Silver Islet, Thunder Bay, on 2 and 3 October 1992 (Ontario Birds Vol 11 No 2, August 1993)


The plumage is abraded. The primaries and wing coverts are faded and worn except for three newer dark grey primaries.


Close up showing three newer primaries contrasting with older faded primaries.