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11. Black-Chinned Sparrows: Coronado National Memorial, Arizona

Often overlooked because of their drab appearances and shy demeanors, sparrows are actually an incredibly diverse and beautiful group of birds. Take, for example, the black-chinned sparrow, a specialty of the desert Southwest, with its rich, black-and-white face. Learning sparrow plumages and successfully identifying a bird is a reward of every beginning birder’s experience. Photo © Rick & Nora Bowers/Alamy. For more sparrows, try: Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia

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