Sparrow, Towhee, and Junco Photos

Emberizidae Family, Emberizinae Sub-family

Sparrows are one of my favorite subjects.   A lot of people associate sparrows with common, drab birds, but the subtle beauty and variety in this group is really amazing.  What's more, they tend to forage on, or close to the ground, making them easier to photograph than some species. 

Click on the images or species name for more photos of that species.

Green-tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus

Green-tailed Towhee


Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Eastern Towhee

Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus

Spotted Towhee


California Towhee - Pipilo crissalis

California Towhee

Abert's Towhee - Pipilo aberti

Abert's Towhee


Canyon Towhee - Pipilo fuscus

Canyon Towhee

Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Aimophila ruficeps

Rufous-crowned Sparrow


Rufous-winged Sparrow - Aimophila carpalis

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow - Aimophila cassinii

Cassin's Sparrow


American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea

American Tree Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida

Clay-colored Sparrow


Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri

Brewer's Sparrow


Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus

Vesper Sparrow


Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrow

 Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata

Black-throated Sparrow


Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis

Black-chinned Sparrow

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting


Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum

Grasshopper Sparrow


Le Conte's Sparrow -- Ammodramus leconteii

Le Conte's Sparrow

 Nelson's Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni

Nelson's Sparrow


Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii

Baird's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow 4 - Centronyx henslowii

Henslow's Sparrow


Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow


Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow


White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

White-throated Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula Harris's Sparrow   Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus Yellow-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco    Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus Chestnut-collared Longspur
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus Lapland Longspur   Snow Bunting -  Plectrophenax nivalis Snow Bunting
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus House Sparrow   Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus Eurasian Tree Sparrow


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