rufous collar; crested look; black-and-grey face pattern (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: one of Latin America's most common and widespread emberizid sparrows; the rufous collar is highly distinctive; no sexual dimorphism.

brown back streaked with black; white wingbars (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

ventral view; light grey underparts (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

dorsal view; note the sharply conical bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)