- Peucaea botterii
- Buff grey breast and sides
- Streaked blackish grey or brownish grey upperparts
- Tust-brown wings
- Long, rounded, grey-brown tail
- Dark iris
- Grey bill
- Pale red legs and feet
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Very similar to Cassin's Sparrow, but the song is different.
North and Central America:
North America: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Central America: Mexico, Baja California, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
This is a polytypic species consisting of nine subspecies:
- P. b. arizonae: South-eastern Arizona to northern Mexico (southern Sonora and northern Durango)
- P. b. texana: Extreme southern Texas and north-eastern Mexico (eastern Tamaulipas)
- P. b. mexicana: Central highlands of Mexico
- P. b. goldmani: Coastal western Mexico (Sinaloa to Nayarit)
- P. b. botterii: Southern highlands of Mexico (southern Puebla to Oaxaca and western Chiapas)
- P. b. petenica: Coastal south-eastern Mexico (Veracruz) to Belize, Guatemala and Honduras
- P. b. vantynei: Highlands of central Guatemala
- P. b. spadiconigrescens: Lowland pine savanna of northern Honduras and north-eastern Nicaragua
- P. b. vulcanica: Highlands of Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica
Was formerly placed in genus Aimophila.
Dry dense grasslands with tall grasses, savanna and scrub.
They nest on the ground.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds
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