Black-chinned Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

name = Black-chinned Sparrow
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Emberizidae
genus = "Spizella"
species = "S. atrogularis"
binomial = "Spizella atrogularis"
binomial_authority = (Cabanis, 1851)
The Black-chinned Sparrow, "Spizella atrogularis", is a small sparrow.

This passerine bird is generally found in chaparral, sagebrush, arid scrublands, and brushy hillsides, breeding in the Southwestern United States (western Texas to southern California), and migrating in winter to north-central Mexico and Baja California Sur. There is also a non-migratory population in central Mexico.


* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

Further reading


* Tenney, C. R. 1997. "Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)". In "The Birds of North America", No. 270 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C.


* Bolger DT, Scott TA & Rotenberry JT. (1997). "Breeding bird abundance in an urbanizing landscape in coastal Southern California". Conservation Biology. vol 11, no 2. p. 406-421.

* Willoughby EJ. (1991). "Molt of the Genus Spizella Passeriformes Emberizidae in Relation to Ecological Factors Affecting Plumage Wear". Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. vol 4, no 4. p. 247-286.

* Zink RM & Dittmann DL. (1993). "Population structure and gene flow in the chipping sparrow and a hypothesis for evolution in the genus Spizella". Wilson Bulletin. vol 105, no 3. p. 399-413.

External links

* [ Black-chinned Sparrow photo gallery] VIREO

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