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Chestnut Seedeater - BirdForum Opus

Sporophila cinnamomea


10cm (4 in).

  • Rufous brown
  • Grey crown
  • Grey edged wings
  • White patch near base of primaries
  • Dark grey bill, legs and feet

Female - duller


South America: found from Paraguay to south-central Brazil, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wet lowland grassland and marshes with tall grasses.



They weave a up of dried grass to make the nest. The female incubates the eggs, both sexes feed and care for the young.


Their diet consists of grass seeds taken directly from the plant. They forage in small groups and in mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)
  3. ARKive

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