American tree sparrow
|American tree sparrow|
Slager & Klicka, 2014
It previously was classified under the genus Spizella, but multilocus molecular evidence suggested placement in its own genus.
Adults have a rusty cap and grey underparts with a small dark spot on the breast. They have a rusty back with lighter stripes, brown wings with white bars and a slim tail. Their face is grey with a rusty line through the eye. Their flanks are splashed with light brown. They are similar in appearance to the chipping sparrow.
This bird's song is a sweet high warble descending in pitch and becoming buzzy near the finish.
- Slager, D.L.; Klicka, J. 2014: A new genus for the American tree sparrow (Aves: Passeriformes: Passerellidae). Zootaxa, 3821(3): 398-400. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3821.3.9
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- American tree sparrow species account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- American tree sparrow - Spizella arborea - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
- American tree sparrow videos, photos, and sounds at the Internet Bird Collection
- American tree sparrow photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)