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Rufous-collared Sparrow

(Zonotrichia capensis)

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Identification:

Small brown bird with gray and black head with small crest; reddish brown on neck; black streaks on back; white throat; whitish belly; to 14cm (5.5in). (Comemaiz, Chingolo).

Habitat:

Middle and high elevation open areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in pastures, agricultural fields, grasslands, and around human settlements.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis), Costa Rica