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Buffy-fronted Seedeater - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Lcverissimo
Ribeirão Grande, SP, Brazil, Aug 2014
Sporophila frontalis


12·5 cm

  • Olivaceous upperparts
  • Dull olive underparts
  • Grey head
  • Buff forecrown
  • White throat
  • Yellow-buff belly
  • Two buff wing bars
  • Yellow bill

Female: browner, no head markings


South America: found in eastern Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lower levels of humid Atlantic forest. Found in the forest interior, forest edges, cultivated land adjacent to forest.



The diet consists almost entirely of bamboo seeds; supplemented by insects when seeds are unavailable.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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