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American Sparrows
Rufous-collared Sparrow1
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Passerid clade
Clade: Nine-primaried oscines
Epifamily: Icteroidae
Clade: Bunting and sparrow group
Family: Arremonidae
Cabanis & Heine, 1850-51
Tribes
Synonyms

Emberizidae

American sparrows are a group of mainly New World passerine birds, forming part of the family Emberizidae. American sparrows are seed-eating birds with conical bills, brown or gray in color, and many species have distinctive head patterns.

Although they share the name sparrow, American sparrows are more closely related to Old World buntings (which are also in the family Emberizidae) than they are to the Old World sparrows (family Passeridae). American sparrows are also similar in both appearance and habit to finches, with which they sometimes used to be classified.

Species in taxonomic order

Spizellini

Ammodramini

Chlorospingini

Now in Thraupidae: Yellow-green Bush-Tanager, "Chlorospingus" flavovirens

Arremonini

Passerellini

Passerculini

Pipilonini

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