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Zonotrichia (crowned sparrows)

Wikipedia Abstract

Zonotrichia is a genus of five American sparrows of the family Emberizidae. Four of the species are North American, but the rufous-collared sparrow breeds in highlands from the extreme southeast of Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and on Hispaniola. The genus name Zonotrichia is from Ancient Greek zone, "band", and thrix, trikhos, "hair. The species are: These birds have brown backs streaked with black, and distinctive head markings. Their cup nests, built by the female, are of plant material lined with fine grasses and constructed on the ground, low in a tree or bush, or in a niche in a wall.
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Species

Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow) (Attributes)
Zonotrichia atricapilla (Golden-crowned Sparrow) (Attributes)
Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-collared Sparrow) (Attributes)
Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow) (Attributes)
Zonotrichia querula (Harris's Sparrow) (Attributes)

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