Passerellidae – New World Sparrows

Spizelloides Arborea – American Tree Sparrow

Spizelloides arborea in Latin, the American tree sparrow also known as the winter sparrow, is a medium-sized New World sparrow that can be found in the Northern part of the United States. It belongs to the Passerellidae family. It had previously been placed in the genus Spizella, but molecular evidence from multiple loci suggested that […]

Passerella Iliaca – Fox Sparrow

Passerella Iliaca, commonly known as fox sparrow is a large New World sparrow. It is the only Passerella in the Passerellidae family. During banding operations in California in 2003, the oldest known Fox Sparrow was recaptured and rereleased. This was the same state where it had previously been banned, and it was at least 10 […]

Passerculus Sandwichensis – Savannah Sparrow

The Savannah sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis in Latin, is a small New World sparrow that lives in the Savannah region. It was the only member of the genus Passerculus at the time of its discovery, and it is still the only member that is widely accepted today. This species belongs to the family of Passerellidae. Quick […]

Zonotrichia Atricapilla – Golden-Crowned Sparrow

Latin name Zonotrichia atricapilla, the golden-crowned sparrow is a large sparrow native to the New World that is found in western North America. Although the adults of this Pacific species are distinctive, the immatures are among the most unassuming Zonotrichia. The white-throated prefers a denser brush than the white-crowned, and its behavior is similar to […]

Chondestes Grammacus – Lark Sparrow

A large new world sparrow, the lark sparrow or Chondestes grammacus in Latin is the only Chondestes species. They belong to the Passerellidae family. It was said that with its bold face pattern and broad, white-edged tail, this sparrow stands out among the rest. Lark Sparrows prefer open areas with scattered bushes, which are more […]

Zonotrichia Leucophrys – White-Crowned Sparrow

This Zonotrichia leucophrys, commonly known to be the white-crowned sparrow is a North American passerine bird in the family of Passerellidae. This medium-sized New World sparrow has a grey face and a black and white striped upper head. It breeds in brushy areas of northern taiga and tundra, as well as the Rocky Mountains and […]

Spizella Passerine – Chipping Sparrow

The chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina in Latin, is a New World sparrow in the Passerellidae family. The eastern and western chipping sparrows are subspecies of this sparrow. It is widespread, tame, and common throughout North America. Northern populations migrate south in the fall to overwinter in Mexico and the southern US, returning north in the […]

Zonotrichia Albicollis – White-Throated Sparrow

Known to be called a white-throated sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis belongs to the Passerellidae family of sparrows. The White-throated Sparrow is a widespread boreal breeding species that winters in eastern and southern North America. Its song is almost an anthem for the boreal region’s unspoiled wildness. Quick Overview: Zonotrichia Albicollis – White-Throated SparrowBody size: Around 6.25-7.5 […]

Junco Hyemalis – Dark-Eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis, commonly know as the dark-eyed junco is a New World sparrow species in the family of Passerellidae. This bird breeds in the Arctic and winters across much of temperate North America. Like the closely related fox sparrow, its systematics is still a mystery. Quick Overview: Junco Hyemalis – Dark-Eyed JuncoBody size: Around 4.5-5.5in […]

Ammodramus Savannarum – Grasshopper Sparrow

The grasshopper sparrow or known in Latin as Ammodramus savannarum is a small New World sparrow that can be found in grassy areas in the family of Passerellidae. The genus Ammodramus contains nine species that can be found in grasslands and prairies throughout the world. The grasshopper sparrow is a small, shy songbird that is […]

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