- Sparrows, Buntings, Towhees, Longspurs
- Gorrión de garganta negra
- Bruant à gorge noire
The Black-throated Sparrow is a very distinctive small, brown bird with a black throat and mask found in open areas with scattered shrubs and trees, including deserts and semi-desert grasslands in the intermountain region in the western United States, northern Mexico, and Baja California.
Because it has evolved many specialized physiological mechanisms to cope with life in the desert, the Black-throated Sparrow is considered to be better adapted to this type of ecosystem than any other seed-eating bird in North America.