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Saturday, April 15th, I was working with a group of beginning birders at a workshop by East Ozarks Audubon.  We were at the bird feeding blind in Dr. F.R. Crouch Sanctuary when someone asked, "What bird is that?"  The bird in question was most likely a White-throated Sparrow but it had a bright yellow crown--like a Golden-crowned Sparrow but with a slim black eye line rather than the heavy line of the Golden-crown. It seemed the posture was more upright than a White-throated, however it DID have a white throat.  Details of the back plumage were too difficult to make out due to the heavy overcast.  We did get quite a few looks at the bird.  It stayed in the limbs of a bare tree and didn't go to the ground.  Anyone seen a White-throated Sparrow with a yellow crown?

Robert Lewis
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