French: Bruant rayé German: Streifenammer Spanish: Chingolo rayado
Subspecies and Distribution
O. s. palliatus
(van Rossem, 1938) – W Mexico in Sierra Madre Occidental from E Sonora and SW Chihuahua S through E Sinaloa and W Durango to Nayarit and W Zacatecas.
O. s. superciliosus
(Swainson, 1838) – S part of C plateau of Mexico in Jalisco, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato E to Tlaxcala and WC Veracruz, S to Michoacán, Morelos, Puebla and C Oaxaca#R.
16·5–18 cm; 36·9–53·7 g. A large, flat-headed sparrow with long, rounded tail. Nominate race has crown rusty, thinly streaked with black, and... read more
Song 1–3 nasal chipping notes followed by rattling trill, “tiuk tiuk tiuk beeh beeh... read more
Found in bunch-grass and probably other scrubby and grassy openings in or near humid pine–oak... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Recorded as eating seeds and insects; adults seen to feed green plant material and insects to fledged young. Forages... read more
Season May–Sept. Seemingly monogamous; may be loosely colonial. Nest a cup of dry grasses, lined with finer vegetation and sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to fairly common. Suitable habitat for this species often destroyed by agricultural activities.
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