Zonotrichia

noun
Zo·​no·​trich·​ia | \ˌzōnəˈtrikēə\

Definition of Zonotrichia 

: a genus of rather large New World sparrows (family Fringillidae) occurring chiefly in western North America and having the upperparts largely brown and the underparts unmarked grayish white — see gambel sparrow , golden-crowned sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, white-throated sparrow

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New Latin, from zon- + trich- + -ia

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