Spizella Wortheni Bird

Worthen\'s Sparrow / Spizella wortheni

Spizella Wortheni Bird

English Name:  Worthen's Sparrow
Latin Name:  Spizella wortheni
Protonym:  Spizella wortheni Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. 7 p.259
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Passerellidae / Spizella
Taxonomy Code:  worspa
Type Locality:  Silver City, New Mexico.
Author:  Ridgway
Publish Year:  1884
IUCN Status:  Endangered


(Passerellidae; Ϯ Field Sparrow S. pusilla) Dim. < Gr. σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "FIELD SPARROW.  FRINGILLA PUSILLA.  ...  THIS is the smallest of all our Sparrows, and in Pennsylvania is generally migratory.  ...  It is more frequently found in the middle of fields and orchards than any of the other species, which usually lurk along hedge rows." (A. Wilson 1810); "3. Spizella, Nob.  (typ. Fr. pusilla, Wils.)" (Bonaparte 1831).
Synon. Spinites.

Charles Kimball Worthen (1850-1909) US draughtsman, naturalist (syn. Pterodroma alba, Spizella).