French: Bruant de Tumbes German: Tumbesammer Spanish: Chingolo de Tumbes
Tumbesian region of SW Ecuador (W Loja) S to NW Peru (from Tumbes S to N La Libertad).
14·5 cm; 23·7–27·6 g. A short-tailed sparrow with thick-based conical bill, striped crown and streaked back; feet relatively large. Has grey central crownstripe, cinnamon-... read more
Song variable, in two or three parts, some rather mechanical and others much more fluid and sweet,... read more
Arid scrub, and semi-desert with cacti, bushes, as well as open dry forest, and riparian scrub;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and seeds; large and deep bill suggests ability to take relatively large seeds. Forages terrestrially; singly and in pairs,... read more
Breeds in wet season, Jan–May. Nest a cup of grass, lined with finer vegetation and down, positioned on ground in a grassy patch, often... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Common to fairly common throughout its small range.
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