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Rufous Crowned Sparrow A.r. eremoeca Texas.jpg
Aimophila ruficeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Aimophila
Swainson, 1837

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Aimophila is a genus of American sparrows. The derivation of the genus name is from aimos/αιμος "thicket" and phila/φιλα "loving".[1]

Some species that were formerly classified in Aimophila are now considered to be in the genus Peucaea.[2]

Species in taxonomic order[edit]


  1. ^ Holloway JE (2003). Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-88192-600-0. 
  2. ^ DaCosta, Jeffrey M.; Spellman, Garth M.; Escalante, Patricia; Klicka, John (1 March 2009). "A molecular systematic revision of two historically problematic songbird clades: Aimophila and Pipilo" (PDF). Journal of Avian Biology. 40 (2): 206–216. doi:10.1111/j.1600-048X.2009.04514.x. Retrieved 15 March 2013.