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White-throated Sparrow, Zonatrichia albicollis

White-throated Sparrow, Zonatrichia albicollis Canada Postage Stamp
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White-throated Sparrow, Zonatrichia albicollis
Date of Issue
July 23, 1969
Postal Administration
Bird Series
Series Time Span
1968 - 1969
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Martin Glen Loates
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The clear, whistled notes of the White-throated Sparrow are a characteristic summer sound over much of the Canadian country-side. Its distinctive song seems to many to say "Sweet, Sweet, Canada, Canada, Canada" and for that reason the bird is variously known as Canada Bird, Canada whitethroat, or Canadian song, sparrow. Many French Canadians call it siffleur et p'tit Frédéric although its proper French name is Pinson à gorge blanche, which like its English counterpart, refers to the bird's conspicuous white throat patch. Bushy openings in woodlands, thickets, young growth, bush-cluttered clearings, and burntlands are favoured by the White-throated Sparrow in summer. The nest, built by the female which incubates the 3 to 5 eggs, is usually placed on the ground, often under a shrub or in a clump of grass. In summer this sparrow is found in most wooded parts of Canada except western and southern parts of British Columbia.

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1969.
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