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Photo © by Illapa
Manu National Park, Peru, September 2008
Ammodramus aurifrons


13 cm (5 in)

  • Short tail
  • Long legs
  • Stout bill

Sexes similar


Juvenile subspecies aurifrons
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Cock of the Rock Lodge, Challabamba, Parque Nacional del Manu, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.



This is a polytypic species consisting of four subspecies[1]:

  • A. a. apurensis:
  • A. a. cherriei:
  • Llanos of eastern Colombia (Meta)
  • A. a. tenebrosus:
  • Tropical eastern Colombia (Vaupés) and Venezuela (south-western Amazonas)
  • A. a. aurifrons:


Open disturbed grassland, pastures and flooded plains. Amazon Basin rain forest at 600-850 m.



They forage on the ground, looking for seeds and insects. These are supplemented by arthropods during the nesting season.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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