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Ammodramus

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Ammodramus

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Ammodramus
Grasshopper Sparrow
 
Grasshopper Sparrow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Emberizidae
 
Genus: Ammodramus
Swainson, 1827
Species
See text.
Synonyms
Passerherbulus Maynard, 1895

The genus Ammodramus is a group of American sparrows in the family Emberizidae.

These birds are relatively small, with large bills, flat heads and short tails. They are usually found in grasslands or marshes and are often fairly inconspicuous. Most of their songs are insect-like.

Many of these bird species have declined in numbers due to habitat loss.

The full list of species is:

  • Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus
    • Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens (extinct, 1987)
      Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis
  • Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni
    Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus
    Le Conte's Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii
    Henslow's Sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii
    Baird's Sparrow, Ammodramus bairdii
    Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
    Grassland Sparrow, Ammodramus humeralis
    Yellow-browed Sparrow, Ammodramus aurifrons

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