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Striped-headed Sparrow

(Aimophila ruficauda)

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Smallish brown bird with black and white striped head; blackish streaks on back; whitish or grayish chest / belly; bill black above, tan below; 18 cm (7 in). (Sabanero Cabecilistado).


Low elevations, northern Pacific slope; found in semi-open and very open areas such as forest edges, low brushy scrub, grasslands, pastures.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

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.

Striped-headed Sparrow (Aimophila ruficauda), Costa Rica