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CARRILLO MARTINEZ, Daniel Alexander. Rediscovering the striped sparrow (Oriturus superciliosus) in Sierra Fria, Aguascalientes, Mexico and notes of its behavior. Huitzil [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.2, e516. ISSN 1870-7459.

Striped Sparrow (Oriturus superciliosus) is endemic to the grasslands, mountain scrubs and other mountain forests. In the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico, the mountain grassland remnants are found in isolated sites that represent a small area of the highest zones of the state. This species was seen and collected by N. K. Johnson in 1959, in a mountain grassland area in Sierra Fria. The Striped Sparrow was not registered again in the state for 57 years, until 2016, when I identified O. superciliosus in a study at Sierra Fria. With a small and isolated population aspects of the behavior of this population, such as vocalizations, and interactions with other species were studied. The former complements the knowledge about this little known species and provides some recommendations regarding its conservation in the mountain (montane) grasslands of Aguascalientes.

Keywords : High mountain grassland; Monte Grande; Striped Sparrow; Natural Protected Area; Passerellidae; rediscovery; montane ecosystem.

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