Timberline sparrow

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Timberline sparrow
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Spizella
S. b. taverneri
Trinomial name
Spizella breweri taverneri
Swarth & Brooks, 1925

Spizella taverneri

The timberline sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri) is a taxonomically controversial American sparrow. Usually treated as a subspecies of Brewer's sparrow, it is considered a distinct species Spizella taverneri by some authorities.[ who? ] While the timberline sparrow recognizably differs in some details, there is little reproductive isolation between the taxa.[ citation needed ]

When it was still considered a species, it was listed as being of least concern by the IUCN. [1]


  1. E.g. Baillie et al. (2004).

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