My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

American sparrows, Towhees, and Juncos

American sparrows, Towhees, and Juncos

Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae
The Emberizidae are a large family of passerine birds. They are seed-eating birds with a distinctively shaped bill. In Europe, most species are named as buntings. In North America, most of the species in this family are known as Sparrows, but these birds are not closely related to the Old World sparrows which are in the family Passeridae. Many emberizid species have distinctive head patterns.

American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea

Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina

Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida

Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis

Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla

Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca

Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum

Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus

Harris’s Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula

Henslow’s Sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii

Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus

Le Conte’s Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii

Nelson’s Sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni

Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis

Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia

Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus

Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana

Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus

White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis


2 responses

  1. Zelinda

    Your site is wonderful!
    Wondering if there is any way to make a thumbnail collage of your photos. I am bedridden and can never find my glasses. 🙂 Two birder relatives would love that option too, plus a very nice gentleman in Northern Virginia …
    Regards, Z.


    April 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words Zelinda! I will look into what I can do to make my blog more user friendly for you and your friends.


      April 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm

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