Zonotrichia

noun Zo·no·trich·ia \ˌzōnəˈtrikēə\

Definition of Zonotrichia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of zonotrichia

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


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