An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Sparrows  

Sparrows are small seed-eating birds similar to finches. To complicate matters, ornithologists have grouped other birds such as brush finches, which look more like tanagers, into this family.


Santa Marta Brushfinch
Santa Marta Brushfinch (Atlapetes melanocephalus)
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia

Golden-winged Sparrow
Golden-winged Sparrow (Arremon schlegeli)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia

Pale-naped Brushfinch
Pale-naped Brushfinch (Atlapetes pallidinucha)
Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
The Rufous-collared Sparrow resembles North American sparrows. It is one of the most common birds in Latin America, found inside cities, and from the 'paramo' at 4000 meters above sea level, to the beaches.


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