Zapata Sparrow

The Zapata Sparrow is confined and endemic to Cuba. It was discovered by Spanish zoologist, Fermín Zanón Cervera in March 1927 around Santo Tomás in Zapata Swamp and formally described by American herpetologist Thomas Barbour and his compatriot, ornithologist James Lee Peters in 1927.

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Original source: Laura Gooch
Author: Laura Gooch

The Zapata Sparrow is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

that the rail, Zapata Sparrow and Zapata Wren were relics in the sense that they once ranged widely over Cuba (as did, for example, the Dwarf Hutia and the Cuban Crocodile), since the birds are so highly modified for swamp conditions. He considered that conditions similar to those found today may once have extended over the large submerged area now represented by the shallow banks, with scattered mangrove keys, which stretch towards the Isla de la Juventud and perhaps eastward along the southern Cuban coast. More

The Zapata Sparrow, Torreornis inexpectata, is a medium sized grey and yellow bird that lives in the grasslands of the Zapata Swamp and elsewhere on the island of Cuba. Measuring about 16.5 centimetres (6.5 in) in length, it is grey and yellow overall with a dark reddish-brown crown and olive-grey upperparts. The Zapata Sparrow is confined and endemic to Cuba. More

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Zapata Sparrow (Torreornis inexpectata) = Zapata Sparrow (Torreornis inexpectata) by Hamilton Images. This Endangered Sparrow, with less than 1,000 individuals left in the wild, is endemic to Cuba. There are three distinct populations with the one in the Zapata Swamp containing over 250 birds according to BirdLife International. This individual was photographed in the Zapata Swamp, Cuba. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Torreornis
Species : inexpectata
Authority : Barbour & Peters, 1927