Local subspecies: Zonotrichia capensis matutina, distributed in eastern and southern Brazil, and parts of Paraguay and Argentina.
Synonyms: Fringilla capensis MÜLLER 1776; Fringilla matutina LICHTENSTEIN 1823
Figure 1. This individual was not shy, and I could approach it to a distance of about 3 meters.
The habitat was degraded secondary Caatinga, close to a reservoir. I also saw this sparrow on a dirt road in Parambu.To top of page