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Sparrow, Olive
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Arremonops rufivirgatus
Belize, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Costa Rica, Global, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, North America, Texas, United States Read more
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This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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It is 14–15.5 centimetres (5.5–6.1 in) long, and is the only sparrow with an olive back. It has a prominent brown eye streak and a brown-striped crown, with a buffy breast, some white belly feathers, and a conical beak. The sexes are similar, while the juvenile is buffier with some streaking on the belly. The Olive Sparrow looks similar to the Green-tailed Towhee but is smaller and lacks a rusty cap. ...
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