Range is large, occurs through out parts of South America. Parts of Central America and on some islands of the Carribean.
Savannah, scrub land, subtropical/tropical, tropical high altitude, pasture land
The adult has a stubby grey bill and a grey head with broad black stripes on the crown sides and thinner stripes through the eye and below the cheeks. The nape and breast sides are rufous and the upperpart are black-streaked buff-brown. There are two white wing bars. The throat is white, and the underparts are off-white, becoming brown on the flanks and with a black breast patch.
Incubation takes 12-14 days The female builds a nest on the grou nd or low in a tree.
There are between 25-29 subspiecies of sparrow