French: Bruant pentaligne German: Fünfstreifenammer Spanish: Chingolo cincorrayas
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868,
Mexico, probably Bolaños, in Jalisco.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. q. septentrionalis
(van Rossem, 1934) – extreme S USA (SC Arizona) and NW Mexico (E Sonora and W Chihuahua S to C Sinaloa and W Durango).
A. q. quinquestriata
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) – N Jalisco and S Zacatecas#R, in W Mexico.
13–16 cm; 17·1–21·7 g. A medium-sized, long-tailed, rather dark sparrow. Nominate race has crown, nape and side of face brownish-grey, white narrow supercilium, submous... read more
Song staccato and brief, lasting just over a second, usually composed of introductory note followed... read more
Dense desert scrub and tropical thorn-scrub, also tropical deciduous woodland, in canyons and often... read more
Food and feeding
Diet seeds, fruit (Celtis, Anisicanthus), also insects, primarily caterpillars and moths (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (... read more
Probably coincides with first major summer rainstorm; early Jun, usually not until mid-Jul (Arizona and Sonora), to Sept; probably single-... read more
Probably non-migratory. Some individuals breeding in N of range (Arizona and N Sonora) may move S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Classified as “Rare” in the USA (Yellow WatchList priority species for conservation). Status not well known. Often common in appropriate habitat.... read more
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