A black-throated sparrow perches on a twig atop the landslide at the Marcus Landslide Trail in McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona in November 2019

The other sparrow I see in large numbers here are black-throats. While the source of their name is unmistakable, like the white-crowns they also have white racing stripes running across their heads, presumably to make them faster as they zoom-zoom across the desert.

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