French: Bruant à calotte rayée German: Streifenscheitelammer Spanish: Chingolo coronicastaño
Santa Fe, Argentina.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. s. dabbenei
(Hellmayr, 1912) – SE Bolivia S to NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán).
R. s. strigiceps
(Gould, 1839) – SC Paraguay S to NC Argentina (to Córdoba and N Buenos Aires).
15–16 cm; 20·5–23·7 g. A long-tailed, short-winged sparrow with medium-sized conical bill, striped crown and streaked back. Nominate race has grey central crownstripe,... read more
Song far-carrying, strident and sweet. Males have diverse repertoire of song types, and will sing... read more
Open and dry sites with a shrub component, including shorter and more open chaco woodlands... read more
Food and feeding
Diet both seeds and insects; provisions young entirely with insects. Forages on ground. Usually seen alone, but sometimes forages in pairs... read more
Season Oct–Mar, slightly later in NW Argentina than in C Argentina. Nest a well-formed cup of dry grasses, lined with finer material,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout its range. Present in several protected areas in Argentina.
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