Bird Families of the World

Rufous-collared Sparrow

New World Sparrows are seed-eating birds with conical bills, brown or grey 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 than they are to the Old World sparrows. American sparrows are also similar in both appearance and habit to finches, with which they sometimes used to be classified.

The family is Passerellidae

There are 131 species placed in 29 genera.

So far I have photographed 13 different species. 

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Updated 22/05/2020


Sparrows Photographed 4 species

Ammodramus  with 3 species (1)
Arremonops  with 4 species (1)
Arremon with 19 species (1)
Zonotrichia  with 5 species (1)


Bush Tanagers Photographed 3 species

Chlorospingus  with 9 species (3)


Brushfinches Photographed 3 species

Arremon with 19 species (1)
Atlapetes  with 30 species (2)


Various Photographed 4 species

Pezopetes with 1 specie (1)
Junco  with 5 species (1)
Pselliphorus with 2 specie (1)