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Aimophila ruficeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Aimophila
Swainson, 1837

Many, see text.

Aimophila is a genus of American sparrows. The derivation of the genus name is from aimos/αιμος 'thicket' and phila/φιλα 'loving'.[1]

Species in taxonomic order

Some species have been reassigned to other genera.


  1. ^ Holloway JE (2003). Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-88192-600-0. 


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