Melozone is a genus of mostly Neotropical birds in the family Passerellidae, found mainly in Mexico. Three species reach as far north as the southwestern United States, two species reach as far south as Costa Rica, and two are endemic to Mexico. The following species are in the genus Melozone:[1]

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Canyon towhee (Melozone fusca)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Melozone
Reichenbach, 1850


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Melozone". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 August 2013.