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New World Sparrows - Passerellidae

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae - 9 species in 7 genera depicted (out of 130 species in 31 genera, per iNaturalist 12-29-2019)
As of summer 2017, many of the New World sparrows were split off into a separate family leading to lots of ambiguities and contradictions on web sources.

cf - Family: Emberizidae (Old World buntings)

Species on page

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

+ Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
+ Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
+ Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Species on separate pages

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

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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)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
January 26, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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blue oak ranch research

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
January 26, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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my yard 2021
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
My yard
March 30, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

Royal

baylands

White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Palo Alto Baylands
February 25, 2018
Canon 7DmarkII

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baylands

White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Palo Alto Baylands
February 25, 2018
Canon 7DmarkII

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White-crowned

hellyer
White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Hellyer Park Winter Bird Walk
December 14, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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Sparrow with bug

hellyer
White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Hellyer Park Winter Bird Walk
December 14, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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shoreline park

White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Shoreline Park
December 21, 2020
Canon 7Dmark2

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geng road, palo alto baylands
White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
King tide
Geng Road
Palo Alto
December 14, 2020
Canon 7D markII

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eleanor pardee park

White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Eleanor Pardee Park
March 29, 2021
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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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Song

palo alto baylands
Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Palo Alto Baylands
December 28, 2019
Canon 7D markII

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emily renzel wetlands

Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Emily Renzel Wetlands
March 13, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

purissima state park

Fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
Family: Passerellidae New world sparrows)
Purissima Creek Redwoods Preserve
with Zarek and Wendy
December 27, 2019
Pixel 2

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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Savannah sparrow

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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
Merced National Wildlife Reserve
January 18, 2021
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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my yard 2021
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)
March 30, 2021
May, 2021
Canon 7Dmark2

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Birds

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+ 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: March 26, 2021
Created: December 29, 2012
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