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Bridled Sparrow

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Photo © by bajadreamerOaxaca Valley, Mexico, December 2018
Photo © by bajadreamer
Oaxaca Valley, Mexico, December 2018
Peucaea mystacalis

Aimophila mystacalis


[edit] Identification

15–16·5 cm (6-6½ in)

  • Grey crown and nape, with faint darker streaks
  • Grey face sides
  • White supraloral stripe
  • Broken eye ring

[edit] Distribution

Central plateau of Mexico (Puebla to Oaxaca).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Was formerly placed in genus Aimophila.

[edit] Habitat

Semi-open scub, thickets, grassy clearings and thorn forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of seeds, insects and spiders, also some fruits.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a cup nest from dry grass and twigs. They line it with fine grass and hair.

[edit] 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
  2. 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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