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Category:Sporophila - BirdForum Opus

Genus: "Sporophila"

Ibera Seedeater, an undescribed species
Photo by JWN Andrewes
San Alonso, Corrientes, Argentina, October 2014


These are the seedeaters - very small birds of subtropical or tropical shrubland, pastureland, heavily degraded former forest, or marshlands: wherever grasses are found to provide the sole diet of seeds. They are overwhelmingly birds of South America, with a few exceptions further north, in one case to southern Texas in the USA


Sporophila is a genus in the family Thraupidae.
It was formerly placed in the family Emberizidae.
The former species of the genus Oryzoborus and Dolospingus are now subsumed into this genus.

Genus Sporophila viewedit
S. bouvronides Lesson's Seedeater
S. lineola Lined Seedeater
S. leucoptera White-bellied Seedeater
S. peruviana Parrot-billed Seedeater
S. telasco Chestnut-throated Seedeater
S. simplex Drab Seedeater
S. castaneiventris Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
S. minuta Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
S. nigrorufa Black-and-tawny Seedeater
S. bouvreuil Copper Seedeater
S. pileata Pearly-bellied Seedeater
S. hypoxantha Tawny-bellied Seedeater
S. ruficollis Dark-throated Seedeater
S. palustris Marsh Seedeater
S. hypochroma Rufous-rumped Seedeater
S. cinnamomea Chestnut Seedeater
S. melanogaster Black-bellied Seedeater
S. funerea Thick-billed Seed Finch
S. angolensis Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch
S. nuttingi Nicaraguan Seed Finch
S. maximiliani Great-billed Seed Finch
S. crassirostris Large-billed Seed Finch
S. atrirostris Black-billed Seed Finch
S. corvina Variable Seedeater
S. intermedia Gray Seedeater
S. americana Wing-barred Seedeater
S. murallae Caqueta Seedeater
S. morelleti Morelet's Seedeater
S. torqueola Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater
S. fringilloides White-naped Seedeater
S. luctuosa Black-and-white Seedeater
S. nigricollis Yellow-bellied Seedeater
S. ardesiaca Dubois's Seedeater
S. caerulescens Double-collared Seedeater
S. schistacea Slate-colored Seedeater
S. falcirostris Temminck's Seedeater
S. frontalis Buffy-fronted Seedeater
S. plumbea Plumbeous Seedeater
S. beltoni Tropeiro Seedeater
S. collaris Rusty-collared Seedeater
S. albogularis White-throated Seedeater