Test your scientific skills.

Use our taxonomy tree below to find a bird. It is harder than it looks. Remember, some of these names have synonyms.

  • Class Aves (896 species)
    Birds

    • Order Passeriformes (386 species)
      Perching Birds

      • Family Emberizidae (58 species)
        American Sparrows, Buntings, Emberizid Finches, New World Sparrows, Towhees

        • Genus Tiaris (1 species)
          Grassquits

        • Genus Sporophila (1 species)
          Seedeaters

        • Genus Arremonops (1 species)
          Olive Sparrows

        • Genus Pipilo (6 species)
          Towhees

        • Genus Calamospiza (1 species)
          Lark Buntings

        • Genus Passerculus (1 species)
          Savannah Sparrows

        • Genus Ammodramus (7 species)
          Grassland Sparrows

        • Genus Pooecetes (1 species)
          Vesper Sparrows

        • Genus Chondestes (1 species)
          Lark Sparrows

        • Genus Aimophila (6 species)
          Aimophila Sparrows

        • Genus Amphispiza (2 species)
          Desert Sparrows

        • Genus Junco (2 species)
          Juncos

        • Genus Spizella (7 species)
          Chipping Sparrows

        • Genus Zonotrichia (4 species)
          Crowned Sparrows

        • Genus Passerella (1 species)
          Fox Sparrows

        • Genus Melospiza (3 species)
          Song Sparrows

        • Genus Calcarius (4 species)
          Longspurs

        • Genus Plectrophenax (2 species)
          Snow Buntings

        • Genus Emberiza (7 species)
          Eurasian Buntings

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