Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

Length 5.3-5.9 in (13.5-15.0 cm)
Weight 0.4-0.9 oz (10-25 g)
Clutch Size 2-3
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Rufous-collared Sparrow is found from southeast Mexico south to Tierra del Fuego, the south most tip of South America. There are between 25-29 subspecies of this bird. Variations between the subspecies include size and lightness/darkness of the plumage. Sexes are similar and the dominate feature is the black stripes on a gray head with a white throat. A black line goes through the eye. The body has a rufous collar with black patches, gray/rufous underparts and upperparts are shades of brown.

Diet includes seeds and insects that are garnered on the ground.

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