French: Bruant à front d’or German: Gelbwangenammer Spanish: Chingolo cejigualdo
“in provincia Bahia”; error = Fonte Boa, Rio Solimões, Brazil.
See A. humeralis. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. apurensis
(Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941) – NE Colombia (Norte de Santander to Arauca) E through llanos of W Venezuela to Orinoco Delta.
A. a. cherriei
(Chapman, 1914) – EC Colombia (in llanos of Meta).
A. a. tenebrosus
(J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1949) – SW Venezuela (SW Amazonas), SE Colombia (Guainía and E Vaupés) and adjacent W Brazil.
A. a. aurifrons
(Spix, 1825) – SE Colombia (SE of Andes) S through E Ecuador and E Peru to NE Bolivia, and E through Amazonian Brazil.
13 cm; 14·5–19 g. A short-tailed and long-legged sparrow with relatively long and stout bill and short wing, primaries entirely hidden by tertials. Nominate race... read more
Song, often given in heat of midday, a high-pitched, insect-like, nasal double trill, “tzeeee... read more
Lowland tropical grassland and open sites, although found commonly to 1000 m in E Ecuador, and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and insects; nestling diet arthropods. Forages exclusively on ground, specializing on grass seeds. Often forages in the open, and,... read more
Season May–Oct in Venezuela and Feb–Sept in Colombia. Cup-shaped nest of dried grass, lined with finer material, placed on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of extensive range. Very adaptable, this species’ preference for variety of grassy and open habitats makes it one... read more
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