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Birds of the Great Plains: Family Fringillidae (Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, and Buntings)
Birds of the Great Plains (Revised edition 2009) by Paul Johnsgard
  • Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
Published in Birds of the Great Plains: Breeding Species and Their Distribution, New Expanded Edition, by Paul A. Johnsgard (UNL-Lincoln Libraries, 2009). Copyright © 1979, 2009 Paul A. Johnsgard.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Painted Bunting
Evening Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Green-tailed Towhee
Rufous-sided Towhee
Brown Towhee
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Baird Sparrow
Henslow Sparrow
Le Conte Sparrow
Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Bachman Sparrow (Pine Woods Sparrow)
Cassin Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored and White-winged Juncos)
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Song Sparrow
McCown Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur

Citation Information
Paul A. Johnsgard. "Birds of the Great Plains: Family Fringillidae (Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, and Buntings)" (2009)
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