Pectoral Sparrow (Arremon taciturnus)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

perctoral_sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

perctoral_sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

perctoral_sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The Pectoral Sparrow has yellow-olive upperparts with yellow bent of the wing. The head is black with white stripes. It has an incomplete black pectoral band (only the male).  The underparts are gray with a white throat and center of the belly. The female has grayish underparts. Both sexes have a black bill. It forages in the understory of interior Amazonian forest. The Pectoral Sparrow’s range does not overlap with that of the Orange-billed Sparrow.

Status: The Pectoral Sparrow is uncommon to rare in the departments of Madre de Dios and Ucayali where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gorrión Pectoral.

Sub-species: Pectoral Sparrow (Arremon taciturnus nigrirostris), P. L. Sclater, 1886.

Meaning of Name: Arremon: Gr. arrhemon, arrhemonos= silent, without speech, negative prefix. taciturnus: L. taciturnus, tacere= silent, to be silent.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.