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Nelson's Sparrow
Ammospiza nelsoni Allen, JA, 1875
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passerellidae
Genus:
  Ammospiza

Scientific:
  Ammospiza nelsoni

Citation:
  Allen, JA, 1875

Reference:
  Proc.BostonSoc.Nat.Hist. 17 p.293

Protonym:
  Ammodromus caudacutus nelsoni

Avibase ID:
  727D994FD915AB09

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554031

Geographic range:

  • Ammospiza nelsoni nelsoni: W North America (s Canada to n US; > to nw Mexico)
  • Ammospiza nelsoni altera: E Canada (s James Bay and w Quebec); > to n Florida
  • Ammospiza nelsoni subvirgata: S Quebec to Nova Scotia and e Maine; > S Car. to n Florida
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Nelson's Sparrow
Czech:
  strnadec Nelsonův
German:
  Nelsonammer
Danish:
  Spidshalet Spurv
Spanish:
  Chingolo de Nelson
Finnish:
  kosteikkosirkkunen
French:
  Bruant de Nelson
Icelandic:
  Nelson's Sparrow
Italian:
  Passero di Nelson
Japanese:
  nerusontogeohimedori
Japanese:
  ネルソントゲオヒメドリ
Dutch:
  Nelsons Spitsstaartgors
Norwegian:
  Nålhalespurv
Polish:
  bagiennik plowy
Portuguese:
  Nelson's Sparrow
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Nelson's Sparrow
Russian:
  Воробей Нельсона
Slovak:
  strnádlik mokrinový
Swedish:
  nelsonsparv
Chinese:
  纳氏沙鹀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Passerherbulus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Passerherbulus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Passerherbulus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Passerherbulus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Passerherbulus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bruant de Nelson ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammospiza nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Nelson's Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow ( Ammodramus nelsoni) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ammodramus nelsoni [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Ammodramus nelsoni [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ammospiza [caudacuta or nelsoni] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: sit pardalenc de Nelson
Czech: strnadec Nelsonův
Danish: Spidshalet Spurv
German: Nelsonammer
English: Acadian Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow
Spanish: Chingolo de Nelson, Sabanero de Nelson
Spanish (Spain): Chingolo de Nelson
Spanish (Mexico): Gorrión de Nelson
Estonian: kanada rohusidrik
Finnish: kosteikkosirkkunen
French: Bruant de Nelson
Hungarian: Nelson-verébsármány
Italian: Passero di Nelson
Japanese: nerusontogeohimedori
Japanese: ネルソントゲオヒメドリ
Latin: Ammodramus caudacutus nelsoni, Ammodramus maritimus nelsoni, Ammodramus nelsoni, Ammodromus caudacutus nelsoni, Ammospiza nelsoni, Passerherbalus nelsoni, Passerherbulus nelsoni
Lithuanian: Nelsono prerinė žvirbliastartė
Latvian: Nelsona zvirbulis
Dutch: Nelson's Gors, Nelsons Spitsstaartgors
Norwegian: Nålhalespurv
Polish: bagiennik plowy, bagiennik płowy
Russian: Воробей Нельсона
Slovak: strnádlik mokrinový
Swedish: Nelsons sparv, nelsonsparv
Chinese: 纳氏沙鹀
Chinese (Traditional): 尼爾森尖尾沙鵐

 

         

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