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Agreed with first-winter White-crowned. Immatures have a similar head pattern to adults but have brown and gray (not black and white) stripes.

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I don't know that I see the bill as orange, but the lores are pale, thus indicating Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow, and thus also indicating that the bill must be orange. Eastern White-crowned Sparrow has a pink bill and dark lores. Of course, there are intergrades, so....

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21 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

I don't know that I see the bill as orange, but the lores are pale, thus indicating Gambel's White-crowned Sparrow, and thus also indicating that the bill must be orange. Eastern White-crowned Sparrow has a pink bill and dark lores. Of course, there are intergrades, so....

Very helpful analysis here. This looks like a probable intergrade to me- pale lores but not quite Gambel's-looking bill.

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