French: Tohi à bec jaune German: Gelbschnabel-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero piquiamarillo
Brazil = vicinity of Salvador, Bahia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. dorbignii
P. L. Sclater, 1856 – Stripe-crowned Sparrow – W, C & S Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy and Salta S to Catamarca).
A. f. flavirostris
Swainson, 1838 – Saffron-billed Sparrow – C & E Brazil (extreme E Mato Grosso do Sul E to S Goiás, Bahia, W Minas Gerais and N & C São Paulo).
A. f. polionotus
Bonaparte, 1850 – Grey-backed Sparrow – E Bolivia (E Santa Cruz), C & S Brazil (C & S Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul E to W Goiás, W São Paulo and N & W Paraná), Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, E Formosa and E Chaco).
15–16·5 cm; 20–33 g. A stocky, long-billed and short-tailed sparrow. Male nominate race has head black, bold white supercilium from above eye back to nape... read more
Song, from ground or low perch, a series of high-pitched hissing notes, “tsit, tsee-tsi-tsi,... read more
Undergrowth of deciduous woodland, as well as thickets at edge of moist tropical forest; in... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages terrestrially, usually hidden in understorey but may come into the open at edge of shrubbery. Singly and in... read more
Nest a large cup made from dry grasses and vegetation, placed on ground. Clutch 3 eggs, in Argentina light buff or bluish-grey with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Has large range, within which it appears to be a generalist of forest and forest-edge habitat. No evidence of any decline... read more
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