Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis, new world sparrow, bird, costa rica

Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)

Any bird-watcher who has travelled in Central or South America will have encountered the Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) many times-probably almost to the point of ignoring it! But that’s not fair, as it really is a beautiful sparrow! This photo was taken near the Savegre hotel in Costa Rica.

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