Black-chinned sparrow

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Black-chinned sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) (16690054929).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Spizella
S. atrogularis
Binomial name
Spizella atrogularis
(Cabanis, 1851)

The black-chinned sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) is a small sparrow.

This passerine bird is generally found in chaparral, sagebrush, arid scrublands, and brushy hillsides, breeding in the southwestern United States (western Texas to southern California), and migrating in winter to north-central Mexico and Baja California Sur. There is also a non-migratory population in central Mexico.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Spizella atrogularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

Further reading[edit]


  • Tenney, C. R. 1997. Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis). In The Birds of North America, No. 270 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C.


  • Bolger DT, Scott TA & Rotenberry JT. (1997). Breeding bird abundance in an urbanizing landscape in coastal Southern California. Conservation Biology. vol 11, no 2. pp. 406–421.
  • Willoughby EJ. (1991). Molt of the Genus Spizella Passeriformes Emberizidae in Relation to Ecological Factors Affecting Plumage Wear. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. vol 4, no 4. pp. 247–286.
  • Zink RM & Dittmann DL. (1993). Population structure and gene flow in the chipping sparrow and a hypothesis for evolution in the genus Spizella. Wilson Bulletin. vol 105, no 3. pp. 399–413.

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