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Field sparrow
Spizella pusilla
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Spizella
Bonaparte, 1832

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The genus Spizella (Bonaparte, 1832) is a group of American sparrows in the family Emberizidae.

These birds are fairly small and slim, with short bills, round heads and long wings. They are usually found in semi-open areas. Outside of the nesting season they often forage in small mixed flocks.

American tree sparrow was formerly a member of this group, but is now placed in its monotypic genus Spizelloides.

The full list of species is: