French: Bruant à moustaches German: Zügelammer Spanish: Chingolo embridado
Río Frío, between Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico
S edge of C plateau of Mexico in E México (S Puebla, CW Veracruz and N & C Oaxaca).
15–16·5 cm; 19·3–25·9 g. A medium-sized sparrow. Has crown and nape grey, faintly streaked darker, side of face grey, white supraloral stripe, broken eyering and... read more
Song a series of slightly sneezy, sharp and sweet chipping notes, becoming an excited liquid... read more
Semi-open arid tropical scrub, thickets and grassy clearings, and open leguminous thorn-forest... read more
Food and feeding
Little information on diet; eats seeds, small insects (orthopterans), spiders (Araneae), and fruits. Forages principally near ground or low... read more
Season May–Jul; double-brooded. Monogamous. Nest a cup of dry grass and twigs, lined with finer grasses and hair, placed close to or on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Balsas Region and Interior Oaxaca EBA. Often common or very common in appropriate habitat.
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