18 May, 2011

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Scientific Name: Zonotrichia capensis

Population Estimate: 5-50M

Range / Habitat: Lowland grassland, savannah, shrubland, artificial landscapes, and urban areas throughout Central and South America.

Field Notes: Male at top with distinctive black and grey striped head with white throat and rufous nape. Female (center) less colorful and with crest. Young male at bottom has slight stature and central breast spot not yet fully filled in.

Personal Notes: Ubiquitous at Arenal Nayara Hotel in Costa Rica.

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