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Bridled Sparrow Peucaea mystacalis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Passerellidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ramos-Ordoñez, Marîa Félix, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Bridled Sparrow is a medium-sized, rufous-and-gray sparrow with bright white facial markings. This song, with a range restricted to a small region of southern Mexico, occurs in semiopen arid scrub, thickets, and in overgrown grassy clearings. Usually found in pairs or small groups, Bridled Sparrow spends most of its time on or near the ground, searching for seeds, arthropods, and even has been observed taking nectar from flowering trees. Very little is known about this species breeding biology. Despite its  limited range and small population of less than 50,000 individuals, Bridled Sparrow has not been placed on any threatened species lists.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Ramos-Ordoñez, Marîa Félix, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi and Thomas S. Schulenberg. 2012. Bridled Sparrow (Peucaea mystacalis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.brispa1.01