Yellow-browed Sparrow (Ammodramus aurifrons)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Adult & Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Yellow-browed Sparrow has gray upperparts streaked with dusky.  The underparts are plain pale gray. It has a broad yellow superciliary and yellow malar stripe and yellow around the eye. It forages on open areas along river edges, bodies of water and other similar habitats. The Yellow-browed Sparrow is similar to the Grassland Sparrow but is distinguished by a broad yellow superciliary, malar stripe and yellow around the eye.   

Status: The Yellow-browed Sparrow is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gorrión de Ceja Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-browed Sparrow (Ammodramus aurifrons aurifrons) (Spix), 1825.

Meaning of Name: Ammodramus: Gr. Ammos= sand and dromos= racer, runner, to run. aurifrons: L. aurum, auri= gold and frons, frontis= forehead, brow, front.

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Distribution Map


    • 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. on 03/01/2016.