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Sparrows, juncos, towhees

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Family: Passerellidae - as of summer 2017, many of the New World sparrows have been split off into a separate family leading to lots of ambiguities and contradictions on web sources.

Species on page - 7 species in 5 genera depicted (out of more than 70 genera)

+ Rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
+ Golden-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
+ White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

+ Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

+ Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
+ California towhee (Melozone crissalis or Pipilo crissalis - disputed)
+ Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)

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Sparrows

Rufous-collared sparrow

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Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Santiago, Chile 2006
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Golden-crowned Sparrow (i>Zonotrichia atricapilla)

blue oak ranch research

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
January 26, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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blue oak ranch research

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
January 26, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

Royal

baylands

White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Palo Alto Baylands
February 25, 2018
Canon 7DmarkII

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baylands

White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Palo Alto Baylands
February 25, 2018
Canon 7DmarkII

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Song sparrows (Melospiza melodia)

Ornithologic aria

byxbee park

Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Byxbee Park
November 25, 2017
Walk with Mattias Lanas and Tonya Fingerhut
Canon 7Dmark2

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Towhees

Stanford

Spotted towhee

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Pipilo maculatus

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Towhee

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California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
July 20, 2015
The Knoll, Stanford
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Towing the line

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California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Arizona Cactus Garden, Stanford
With Nature Through Photography class
August 21, 2016
Canon Rebel T5i
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Towhee

don edwards national shoreline

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Don Edwards National Shoreline
December 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Close encounter

stanford dish 2018

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Stanford Dish
July 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Of the towhee kind

stanford dish 2018

California towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
Stanford Dish
July 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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When juncos pose as the Lorax

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Dark-eyed junco
September, 2014

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Birds

+ By type
+ By location
+ Miscellaneous

Other Passeriformes

+ Mimidae: Mockingbirds
+ Turdidae: American robin
+ Turdidae: Western bluebird
+ Tyrannidae: Tyrant flycatchers, phoebes
+ Emberizidae: Sparrows and juncos
+ Icteridae: Grackles
+ Icteridae: Meadowlarks
+ Furnariidae: Horneros
+ Nectariniidae: Sunbirds
+ Thraupidae: Darwin's finches
+ Corvidae: Corvids - Crows and Ravens
+ Corvidae: Scrub-jays

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Last modified: May 9, 2019
Created: December 29, 2012
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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