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Passerellidae - New World Sparrows



 Kingdom: Animalia 
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Passerellidae

house sparrowThe birds in this family are native to North and South America. They were once part of the Emberizidae family, but were put into their own family in 2017.

The birds in this family are seed eaters and have sturdy, finch-like bills.





World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea Least Concern image
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Least Concern image
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina Least Concern breeds in NH image

Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis Least Concern breeds in NH image
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus Least Concern breeds in NH image
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys Least Concern image
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow-Ammodramus caudacutus Endangered breeds in NH image
Henslow's Sparrow - Ammodramus henslowii Near Threatened image
Seaside Sparrow - Ammodramus maritimus Least Concern breeds in NH image
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni Least Concern image
Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum Least Concern Threatened in NH
breeds in nh image
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus Least Concern image
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii Least Concern breeds in NH image
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana Least Concern breeds in NH image
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia Least Concern breeds in NH image
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis Least Concern breeds in NH image
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca Least Concern image
Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus Least Concern breeds in NH image
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla Least Concern breeds in NH image
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis Least Concern breeds in NH image


Bachman's Sparrow - Aimophila aestivalis Near Threatened
Botteri's Sparrow - Aimophila botterii Least Concern
Rufous-winged Sparrow - Aimophila carpalis Least Concern
Cassin's Sparrow - Aimophila cassinii Least Concern
Black-chested Sparrow - Aimophila humeralis Least Concern
Bridled Sparrow - Aimophila mystacalis Least Concern
Oaxaca Sparrow - Aimophila notosticta Least Concern
Five-striped Sparrow - Aimophila quinquestriata Least Concern
Rusty Sparrow - Aimophila rufescens Least Concern
Stripe-headed Sparrow - Aimophila ruficauda Least Concern
Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Aimophila ruficeps Least Concern
Cinnamon-tailed Sparrow - Aimophila sumichrasti Near Threatened
Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii Least Concern
Le Conte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii Least Concern
Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata Least Concern
Orange-billed Sparrow - Arremon aurantiirostris Least Concern
Chestnut-capped Brush-finch - Arremon brunneinucha Least Concern
Sooty-faced Finch - Arremon crassirostris Least Concern
White-browed Brush-finch - Arremon torquatus Least Concern
Green-striped Brush-finch - Arremon virenticeps Least Concern
Green-backed Sparrow - Arremonops chloronotus Least Concern
Black-striped Sparrow - Arremonops conirostris Least Concern
Olive Sparrow - Arremonops rufivirgatus Least Concern
White-naped Brush-finch - Atlapetes albinucha Least Concern
Rufous-capped Brush-finch - Atlapetes pileatus Least Concern
Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys Least Concern
Pine Bunting - Emberiza leucocephalos Least Concern
Pallas's Bunting - Emberiza pallasi Least Concern
Little Bunting - Emberiza pusilla Least Concern
Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus Least Concern
Gray Bunting - Emberiza variabilis Least Concern
Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus Least Concern
Volcano Junco - Junco vulcani Least Concern
Prevost's Ground-sparrow - Melozone biarcuata Least Concern
Rusty-crowned Ground-sparrow - Melozone kieneri Least Concern

White-eared Ground-sparrow - Melozone leucotis Least Concern
Striped Sparrow - Oriturus superciliosus Least Concern
Lesser Seed-finch - Oryzoborus angolensis Least Concern
Large-billed Seed-finch - Oryzoborus crassirostris Least Concern
Thick-billed Seed-finch - Oryzoborus funereus Least Concern
Nicaraguan Seed-finch - Oryzoborus nuttingi Least Concern
Yellow-billed Cardinal - Paroaria capitata Least Concern
Red-capped Cardinal - Paroaria gularis Least Concern
Large-footed Finch - Pezopetes capitalis Least Concern
Cocos Finch - Pinaroloxias inornata Vulnerable
Abert's Towhee - Pipilo aberti Least Concern
White-throated Towhee - Pipilo albicollis Least Concern
Green-tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus Least Concern
California Towhee - Pipilo crissalis Least Concern
Canyon Towhee - Pipilo fuscus Least Concern
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus Least Concern
Collared Towhee - Pipilo ocai Least Concern
Yellow-green Finch - Pselliophorus luteoviridis Vulnerable
Yellow-thighed Finch - Pselliophorus tibialis Least Concern
Orange-fronted Yellow-finch - Sicalis columbiana Least Concern
Grassland Yellow-finch - Sicalis luteola Least Concern
Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis Least Concern
Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri Least Concern
Worthen's Sparrow - Spizella wortheni Endangered
Wing-barred Seedeater - Sporophila americana Least Concern
Lesson's Seedeater - Sporophila bouvronides Least Concern
Gray Seedeater - Sporophila intermedia Least Concern
Lined Seedeater - Sporophila lineola Least Concern
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater - Sporophila minuta Least Concern
Yellow-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila nigricollis Least Concern
Slate-colored Seedeater - Sporophila schistacea Least Concern
White-collared Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola Least Concern
Black-faced Grassquit - Tiaris bicolor Least Concern
Cuban Grassquit - Tiaris canorus Least Concern
Sooty Grassquit - Tiaris fuliginosus Least Concern
Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus Least Concern
Cuban Sparrow - Torreornis inexpectata Endangered
Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina Least Concern
Sierra Madre Sparrow - Xenospiza baileyi Endangered
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla Least Concern
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis Least Concern
Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula Least Concern

Other Species Around the World

  Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus Least Concern Asia Australia Europe North America
Southern Rufous Sparrow - Passer motitensis Least Concern Africa
Sind Sparrow - Passer pyrrhonotus Least Concern Asia
Kenya Rufous Sparrow - Passer rufocinctus Least Concern Africa
Russet Sparrow - Passer rutilans Least Concern Asia
Shelley's Sparrow - Passer shelleyi Least Concern Africa
Desert Sparrow - Passer simplex Least Concern Africa Asia
Swahili Sparrow - Passer suahelicus Least Concern Africa
Swainson's Sparrow - Passer swainsonii Least Concern Africa
Pale Rock Sparrow - Petronia brachydactyla Least Concern Africa Asia
Bush Petronia - Petronia dentata Least Concern Africa Asia
Rock Sparrow - Petronia petronia Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Yellow-spotted Petronia - Petronia pyrgita Least Concern Africa
Yellow-throated Petronia - Petronia superciliaris Least Concern Africa
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia - Petronia xanthocollis Least Concern Asia
Sociable Weaver - Philetairus socius Least Concern Africa
Donaldson-smith's Sparrow-weaver - Plocepasser donaldsoni Least Concern Africa
White-browed Sparrow-weaver - Plocepasser mahali Least Concern Africa
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-weaver -Plocepasser rufoscapulatus Least Concern Africa
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver - Plocepasser superciliosus Least Concern Africa
Gray-headed Social-weaver - Pseudonigrita arnaudi Least Concern Africa
Black-capped Social-weaver - Pseudonigrita cabanisi Least Concern Africa
Speckle-fronted Weaver - Sporopipes frontalis Least Concern Africa
Scaly Weaver - Sporopipes squamifrons Least Concern Africa

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