23 May, 2011

White-eared Ground Sparrow

Scientific Name: Melozone leucotis

Population Estimate: 20-50K

Range / Habitat: Tropical montane moist forest edges in Central America.

Field Notes: Large sparrow with black head and bib, olive / brown back and white belly. White spots in front and back of eyes along with yellow patches on the sides of the neck are diagnostic.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Lodge, Costa Rica

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