Striped Sparrow Oriturus superciliosus Scientific name definitions

D. Alexander Carrillo Martínez, Zayra Arery Guadalupe Muñoz González, Cody Smith, David L. Slager, and Andrew J. Spencer
Version: 3.0 — Published February 9, 2024

Conservation and Management

Not globally threatened (Least Concern), due in part to its large range within Mexico and its relatively large population size (66). Although there are no long-term survey data, this species' population is believed to be in minor decline (66). Even so, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable status (66). Parker et al. (39) categorized this species as fairly common, but noted that it may require population monitoring.

Because it is adapted to a specific graminoid ground cover associated with mountain forests (41), it is classified as a species restricted by habitat (42). In addition, its sedentary behavior limits its dispersal capabilities (7).

Effects of Human Activity

Although not currently threatened (66), grassland habitat of the Striped Sparrow is susceptible to being destroyed or modified by grazing or agriculture (4).


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Recommended Citation

Carrillo Martínez, D. A., Z. A. G. Muñoz González, C. Smith, D. L. Slager, and A. J. Spencer (2024). Striped Sparrow (Oriturus superciliosus), version 3.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney and P. G. Rodewald, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.strspa1.03