Five-striped Sparrow (Amphispiza quinquestriata) - HBW 16, p. 564
French: Bruant pentaligne
Spanish: Chingolo Cincorrayas
Taxonomy: Zonotrichia quinquestriata P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868, Mexico, probably Bolaños, in Jalisco.
Genus has sometimes been subsumed into Aimophila, but this treatment not supported by molecular-genetic findings, which indicate that the two are not closely allied; juvenile plumages also different. Recent molecular work suggests that present genus is in a clade that contains also Calamospiza, Chondestes and Spizella; also that present species is close to A. bilineata. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- septentrionalis (van Rossem, 1934) - extreme S USA (SC Arizona) and NW Mexico (E Sonora and W Chihuahua S to C Sinaloa and W Durango).
- quinquestriata (P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) - N Jalisco, in W Mexico.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
adult male singing toward left Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Malcolm Mark Swan 1 August 2009 4 years ago 22 sec 3.6
adult male singing toward right Locality California Gulch, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Malcolm Mark Swan 1 August 2009 4 years ago 27 sec 3.6