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Black-capped Sparrow - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Stanley Jones
El Oro Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Arremon abeillei


15 cm

  • Black head and malar area
  • White supercilium
  • White throat
  • Black upper breast
  • Long bill
  • Short tail


South America: found in Ecuador and Peru.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. abeillei:
  • Arid scrub of south-western Ecuador (Manabí) to north-western Peru (Cajamarca)
  • A. a. nigriceps:
  • North-western Peru (upper Marañón Valley)


Dry forests and moist lowland forests. Observed at heights around 610 m.



Ground feeder, but their diet is not known


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. BF Member observations

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