Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons
Yellow-browed Sparrow, Manaus, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Brazil and Ecuador

The Yellow-browed Sparrow has a conspicuous but varying amount of yellow on the face which might cover the lores, supercilium, eye-ring and cheeks.

Yellow-browed Sparrow, Cocodrilos Road, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image It is found along the Amazon and into eastern Peru, Ecuador and Colombia as well as south Venezuela. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Unlike the similar Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis it is normally easily seen in the open where it favours grassy areas in towns, on roadsides and at riversides. It sings all day and its high buzzing song can be mistaken for that of an insect.

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