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"Onychospiza" redirects here. As invalidly established by Nikolai Przhevalsky in 1876, it refers to the white-rumped snowfinch.
Yellowhammer (E. citrinella)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Linnaeus, 1758

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Onychospina Bonaparte, 1853
Onychospiza Rey, 1872 (unjustified emendation)

Emberiza is a genus of passerine birds of the bunting family Emberizidae. Created by Carl Linnaeus in his epic 1758 treatise, 10th edition of Systema Naturae,[1] the genus contains 41 extant and one extinct species.

List of species[edit]


  1. ^ Byers, Clive; Olsson, Urban; Curson, Jon (1995). Buntings and Sparrows: A Guide to the Buntings and North American Sparrows. Mountfield, East Sussex, UK: Pica Press. p. 107. ISBN 1-873403-19-4.