Rufous Collared Sparrow Facts   

  • Name:
    Chincol , Chingolo / Rufous-collared sparrow
  • Scientific Name:
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Family:
    Emberizidae
  • Size:
    14 – 16 cms (6 – 7 in)
 
Rufous-collared sparrow

Distribution:

Throughout Chile

Residence:

they are absent only in July

Habitats:

all types of habitats

Food Habits:

Omnivore

Reproduction:

they nest in shrubs, scrub forest and on the ground, they lay 3 to 5 eggs

Observations:

there is light sexual dimorphism; the male has a tuft of feathers on the head, which is absent in the female.

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