Passerellidae

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Passerellidae
White-crowned-Sparrow.jpg
White-crowned sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passerellidae
Jean Cabanis, 1851

The Passerellidae (New World sparrows or American sparrows) are a large family of seed-eating passerine birds with distinctively finch-like bills. It contains 136 species divided into 28 genera. The American Ornithological Society split the family from Emberizidae (Old World buntings) in 2017.[1][2]

Genera[edit]

The family is divided into 28 genera:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Ornithologists' Union. 1998. Check-list of North American Birds. 7th edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
  2. ^ a b Chesser, R. Terry; Burns, Kevin J.; Cicero, Carla; Dunn, John L.; Kratter, Andrew W; Lovette, Irby J; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Remsen, J.V. Jr; Rising, James D.; Stotz, Douglas F.; Winker, Kevin (2017). "Fifty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithological Society's Check-list of North American Birds". The Auk. 134 (3): 751–773. doi:10.1642/AUK-17-72.1.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "New World Sparrows, Bush Tanagers". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 22 June 2019.