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Rufous-collared Sparrow

Zonotrichia capensis costaricensis

Description:

famous for its diverse vocalizations, which have been intensely studied since the 1970s

Habitat:

cloudforest, 2400m

Notes:

I spotted this bird near the end of the day, foraging for food on the ground near the HQ of Santuario Otun Quimbaya.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis costaricensis tico-tico (Zonotrichia capensis) | WikiAves - A Enciclopédia das Aves do Brasil


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8 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Braulio!

I love Sparrows!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Leonardo for the ID, Karen for the fun fact and Mona and Ali for the comments.

Interesting fact! Like humans,

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Interesting fact! Like humans, birds have dialects and members of the same species may have different songs and calls even if they live close to each other. The rufous-collared sparrow, a small passerine bird that can be found in a wide range of habitats throughout central and South America, is famous for its diverse vocalizations, the subject of intensive studies since the 1970s. http://bit.ly/PK1AzO

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful..

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

I suggested an ID, dandoucette. More than 20 subspecies and I venture to say that it is the costaricensis.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Very Cool!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Risaralda, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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