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Aimophila rufescens (Rusty Sparrow)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The rusty sparrow (Aimophila rufescens) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family that is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.7507
EDGE Score: 1.90965


Adult Weight [1]  34 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Mexican highland forests, Arid montane scrub
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Mexican highland forests
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  2


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Howell, TR 1972. Birds of the lowland pine savanna of northeastern Nicaragua Condor 74: 316-340
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0