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American Tree Sparrow

Spizelloides arborea

The American Tree Sparrow winters in the northern 80% of the USA, but breeds in Alaska and the northern provinces of Canada, further north than any of its sparrow relatives. Neither do they migrate very far south in winter, often staying in all but the southern reaches of the lower 48 states of the USA.

Until recently these birds were classified in the genus Spizella, but DNA research suggested that it should have its own genus: Spizelloides.

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