Song Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Melospiza
Species: Melodia
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Updated April 18 2014
House Sparrows (male & female) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Genus: Passer
Species: Domesticus
Introduced to North America (New York City) from Europe in
the 1850's
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Updated January 1 2015
American Tree Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Spizella
Species: Arborea
Migrates to southern Ontario for winter and early spring -
bi-colour bill (upper black / grey, lower yellow)
White-crowned Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm
(White-throated Sparrow in background - see above)
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Zonotrichia
Species: Leucophrys
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Updated December 24 2013
White-throated Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 17 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Zonotrichia
Species: Albicollis
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Updated April 27 2014
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Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Updated February 14 2009
Clay-coloured? Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm
Genus: Spizella
Species: Pallida
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13 species
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Updated January 24 2015
Dark-eyed Junco (juvenile or female) - approx. 15 cm
Genus: Junco
Species: Hyemalis
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Savannah Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 17 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Passerculus
Species: Sandwichensis
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Field Sparrow - approx. 14 cm
Genus: Spizella
Species: Pusilla
Chipping Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Spizella
Species: Passerina
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Updated April 28 2013
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Updated April 28 2013
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Updated February 16 2014
White-crowned Sparrow (first winter) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Genus: Zonotrichia
Species: Leucophrys
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Updated December 24 2013
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Updated January 24 2015
Dark-eyed Junco (female?) - approx. 15 cm
Genus: Junco
Species: Hyemalis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Updated January 24 2015
Dark-eyed Junco (male) - approx. 15 cm
Genus: Junco
Species: Hyemalis
Slate-coloured (also known as Dark-eyed), Gray-headed,
Oregon, Pink-sided and White-winged now considered
different Junco sub-species - female has varying amounts
of brown in upper plumage
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Updated November 10 2012
Fox Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm
Genus: Passerella
Species: Iliaca
Largest of the Sparrows
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Slate-coloured (also known as Dark-eyed), Gray-headed,
Oregon, Pink-sided and White-winged now considered
different Junco sub-species - female has varying amounts
of brown in upper plumage
Slate-coloured (also known as Dark-eyed), Gray-headed,
Oregon, Pink-sided and White-winged now considered
different Junco sub-species - female has varying amounts
of brown in upper plumage
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Eastern Towhee (male) - approx. 18 cm
Genus: Pipilo
Species: Erythrophthalmus
Formerly classified with Spotted Towhee (P. maculata)
as the same species
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Audio - updated April 18 2013
Song Sparrow audio
Audio - updated November 16 2008
House Sparrow audio
Audio - updated July 13 2010
Field Sparrow audio
Audio - updated May 10 2013
Chipping Sparrow audio
House Sparrow (female) - approx. 16 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
Genus: Passer
Species: Domesticus
Introduced to North America (New York City) from Europe in
the 1850's
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Updated January 1 2015
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Audio - updated April 5 2013
Dark-eyed Junco audio
Audio (Yellow Warbler in background) - updated
May 17 2012
White-throated Sparrow audio
Audio - updated May 17 2012
White-crowned Sparrow audio
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Emberizidae (Sparrows & Relatives)
Snow Bunting (non-breeding - female?) - approx. 17 cm
Genus: Plectrophenax
Species: Nivalis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Updated March 11 2013
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Audio - updated April 21 2013
Tree Sparrow audio
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Updated May 6 2013
Song Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2010
House Sparrows (male & female) - approx. 16 cm - Thorncliffe Park - February 2009
American Tree Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 16 cm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - February 2010
White-crowned Sparrow (sexes similar) with White-throated Sparrow (see above) - approx. 16 cm - Toronto Islands - May 2012
White-throated Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 17 cm - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - December 2008
Clay-coloured? Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm - Rouge Valley (Milne Park) - October 2008
Dark-eyed Junco (juvenile or female) - approx. 15 cm - Leslie Spit - October 2010
Field Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm - Leslie Spit - April 2008
White-crowned Sparrow (first winter) - approx. 16 cm - Leslie Spit - October 2010
Dark-eyed Junco (female?) - approx. 15 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2012
Dark-eyed Junco (male) - approx. 15 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - October 2007
Fox Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2012
Eastern Towhee (male) - approx. 18 cm - Humber Valley (Lambton Woods) - April 2011
House Sparrow (female) - approx. 16 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - September 2008
Snow Bunting (non-breeding - female?) - approx. 17 cm - Samuel Smith Park - March 2013
Chipping Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 14 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Savannah Sparrow (sexes similar) - approx. 15 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - July 2009