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

Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Short tail
  • Long legs
  • Stout bill

Sexes similar

Distribution

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.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

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:

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

References

  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)

Recommended Citation

External Links

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