The common name of this species commemorates the American amateur ornithologist Edward Harris (1799–1863).
Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
- South Dakota Birds and Birding
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
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Norment CJ. Ph.D. (1992). The comparative breeding ecology of the Harris' sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) and white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. University of Kansas, United States, Kansas.
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