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Fox Sparrow [unalaschcensis]

Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis] (= Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis) (Gmelin, JF 1789)

The sooty fox sparrow contains the darkest-colored taxa in the genus Passerella. It is currently classified as a "subspecies group" within the fox sparrow pending wider-spread acceptance of species status. It has long been suspected to be a separate evolutionary lineage due to morphological distinctness, and this is confirmed by analysis of mtDNA sequence and haplotype data. This group appears to be most closely related to the thick-billed and/or slate-colored fox sparrows. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passerellidae
Genus:
   Passerella
Scientific:
  Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF 1789)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 2 1 pt2 p.875

Protonym:
  Emberiza unalaschcensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10286#page/376/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2D663DC82B8E079B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2D663DC8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2D663DC8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 998024

Geographic range:

  • Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis: E Aleutian Islands to Alaska Peninsula; > to s California
  • Passerella iliaca insularis: Alaska (Kodiak Island group); > to s California
  • Passerella iliaca chilcatensis: Alaska
  • Passerella iliaca sinuosa: Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound; > to nw Baja
  • Passerella iliaca annectens: Alaska (Yakutat Bay region); > to s California
  • Passerella iliaca townsendi: breeds southeastern Alaska and northwestern British Columbia (Glacier Bay to Haida Gwaii); winters from breeding range south to central California
  • Passerella iliaca fuliginosa: Coastal se Alaska to nw Washington; > to s California
  • Show more...
English:
Fox Sparrow [unalaschcensis]
Czech:
strnadec kaštanový [skupina unalaschcensis]
German:
Fuchsammer (Aleutenammer)
Spanish:
Chingolo Zorruno (grupo unalaschcensis)
Spanish (Spain):
Chingolo zorruno (grupo unalaschcensis)
Finnish:
kettusirkku [alalaji unalaschcensis]
French:
Bruant fauve [unalaschcensis]
Icelandic:
Tófutittlingur [unalaschcensis hópur]
Japanese (romaji):
gomafusuzume (unalaschcensis guru-pu)
Japanese:
ゴマフスズメ(unalaschcensis グループ)
Lithuanian:
Margagurklė starta [unalaschcensis grupė]
Dutch:
Grauwe Roodstaartgors
Norwegian:
revespurv (unalaschcensis gr.) (sotrevespurv)
Polish:
pasówka rudosterna [gr. unalaschcensis]
Portuguese (Portugal):
Tico-tico-raposino [grupo unalaschcensis]
Russian:
Пестрогрудая овсянка [группа unalaschcensis]
Slovak:
strnádlik sadzový (skup.)
Serbian:
Lisičji strnad [unalaschcensis grupa]
Swedish:
brun rävsparv


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Fox Sparrow [unalaschcensis] ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Fox Sparrow [unalaschcensis] ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) ( Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sooty Fox-sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Sooty Fox Sparrow ( Passerella unalaschcensis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Passerella iliaca

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: sit guineuer fuliginós
Czech: strnadec kaštanový [skupina unalaschcensis], strnadec liščí
Danish: Rævespurv
German: Aleutenammer, Fuchsammer, Fuchsammer (Aleutenammer)
Greek: Κόκκινο Σπουργιτοτσίχλονο [unalaschcensis ομάδα], Κόκκινο Σπουργιτοτσίχλονο [unalaschcensis]
English: Fox Sparrow (Sooty), Fox Sparrow [unalaschcensis], Sooty Fox Sparrow, Sooty Fox-sparrow
English, HBW: Sooty Fox-sparrow
English (IOC): Sooty Fox Sparrow
English (United States): Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
Esperanto: Malhela paserelo
Spanish: Chingolo Fuliginoso, Chingolo Zorruno (grupo unalaschcensis), Gorrión Rascador (grupo unalaschcensis), Sabanero Rascador
Spanish (Spain): Chingolo zorruno (grupo unalaschcensis), Chingolo Zorruno [unalaschcensis Group]
Spanish (HBW): Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
Spanish (Mexico): gorrión rascador, Gorrión Rascador (grupo unalaschcensis)
Finnish: kettusirkku, kettusirkku [alalaji unalaschcensis]
Faroese: Reyðríputur spurvur
French: Bruant fauve (fuligineux), Bruant fauve [unalaschcensis], Bruant fuligineux, Bruantin fuligineux
Irish: Gealbhan Sionnaigh
Hebrew: גבתונית הומת־זנב
Croatian: johin strnadar
Icelandic: Tófutittlingur, Tófutittlingur [unalaschcensis hópur]
Italian: Passerella variabile
Japanese (romaji): gomafusuzume, gomafusuzume (unalaschcensis guru-pu)
Japanese: ゴマフスズメ, ゴマフスズメ (unalaschcensis グループ), ゴマフスズメ(unalaschcensis グループ)
Scientific: Emberiza aoonalaschkensis, Emberiza unalaschcensis, Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group], Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis], Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis, Passerella iliaca unalaschensis, Passerella illiaca [unalaschensis], Passerella unalaschcensis, Passerella unalaschensis, Passerella unalaschensis unalaschensis
Lithuanian: Margagurklė starta [unalaschcensis grupė], Rusvoji zonotrichija
Dutch: Grauwe Roodstaartgors, Roodstaartgors, Roodstaartgors (unalaschcensis groep)
Norwegian: Revespurv, revespurv (unalaschcensis gr.), revespurv (unalaschcensis gr.) (sotrevespurv), Sotrevespurv
Polish: pasówka północna, pasówka rudosterna, pasówka rudosterna [gr. unalaschcensis]
Portuguese: tico-tico-fuliginoso
Portuguese (Portugal): tico-tico-fuliginoso, Tico-tico-raposino [grupo unalaschcensis]
Russian: Овсянка пестрогрудая, Пестрогрудая овсянка, Пестрогрудая овсянка [группа unalaschcensis]
Slovak: strnádlik aleutský, Strnádlik hrdzavý, strnádlik sadzový, strnádlik sadzový (skup.)
Slovenian: Lisičji strnad [unalaschcensis], lisičji vrabonad
Serbian: Lisičji strnad [unalaschcensis grupa]
Swedish: brun rävsparv, Rävsparv, Soträvsparv
Turkish: kızıl kuyruklu çinte, Tilki renkli serçe [unalaschcensis grubu]
Ukrainian: Вівсянка бура, пасовник бурий
Chinese: 烟黑狐色雀鹀
Chinese (Traditional): 煙黑狐色帶鵐

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