The white throated sparrow, also known as Zonotrichia albicollis, is a large full bodied sparrow with long legs, a rounded head, and a long narrow tail. They are brown above and and gray below with a striking head pattern. In the winter, you can find them in thickets, overgrown fields, parks and woodsy suburbs. This bird usually does not leave North America. Even though this species is one of the best studied songbirds, North America does not really document its migration habits.