French: Bruant des sierras German: Sierraammer Spanish: Chingolo serrano
Bolaños, Jalisco, Mexico
C Mexico, where now restricted to two isolated areas: Distrito Federal (centred around La Cima and Milpa Alta, near Mexico City); and S Durango (Ejido Ojo de Agua–El Cazador).
14–15·2 cm; 15·8–19 g. Medium-sized sparrow with very short wings. Plumage is brownish above, washed with rufous and streaked with dark brown, crown... read more
Song often begins with 2, 3 or as many as 4 or 5 rapid notes, these followed (as in song of ... read more
Pine (Pinus) savanna at 2285–3050 m, mostly above 2800 m. Found in medium and tall... read more
Food and feeding
Observed to feed on moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), flying ants (Formicidae), earthworms (Lumbricidae), and grass seed. Stomach of... read more
Eggs and young found in Jun and Jul, nest with young in Aug, and juveniles recorded Aug and Sept. Nest built by female, taking 2–4... read more
Apparently sedentary; possible short-distance post-breeding dispersal.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sierra Madre Occidental and trans-Mexican range EBA. Locally common; has very small range, within which populations appear to... read more
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