Spizella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Spizella
FieldSparrow23.jpg
Field sparrow
Spizella pusilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Spizella
Bonaparte, 1832
Species

See text

The genus Spizella (Bonaparte, 1832) is a group of American sparrows in the family Emberizidae.

These birds are fairly small and slim, with short bills, round heads and long wings. They are usually found in semi-open areas. Outside of the nesting season they often forage in small mixed flocks.

The full list of species is: