Sparrow eggs, chicks, and even adults are vulnerable to many mammal and bird predators. A few are listed below. To avoid predators, they rely on cryptic coloration (camouflage) and the ability to fly. White-throated sparrow nests are always near trees, stumps, or logs. Sparrows use these places as perches to look out for predators.
- raccoons (Procyon lotor)
- least weasels (Mustela nivalis)
- Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii)
- domestic cats (Felis silvestris)
- great horned owls (Bubo virginianus)
- American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Anti-predator Adaptations: cryptic