Meaning of Henslow's sparrow in English:

Henslow's sparrow

Pronunciation /ˌhɛnzləʊz ˈsparəʊ/


  • A New World sparrow of North American grasslands, Ammodramus henslowii (family Passerellidae), with streaked brown upperparts, dark stripes on the side of the crown, and a largely buff belly and throat.


Mid 19th century. From the genitive of the name of Rev. John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and mineralogist + sparrow.