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Golden-winged Sparrow - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Robert Scanlon
Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia, May 2004
Arremon schlegeli


16 cm


South America: found in Colombia and northern Venezuela.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. s. fratruelis:
  • A. s. canidorsum:
  • Western slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia (Santander)
  • A. s. schlegeli:


Forest and forest clearings, also more open deciduous woodland.


Inclined to skulk about in thick undergrowth.


Their diet consists of insects, seeds and fruit. They mostly feed on the ground in the undergrowth.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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