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Male – S. c. caerulescens
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Tambopata, Peru, 31 August 2018
Sporophila caerulescens


Photo © by bievrejj
Itapira, SP, Brazil, 5 August 2018


  • Grey white below
  • Black face and upper throat
  • Black stripe across upper breast


  • Dark upper bill and a yellow lower bill.


Young male
Photo by JCL
Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2009

South America: found in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • S. c. caerulescens:
  • S. c. yungae:
  • Northern Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and Beni)
  • S. c. hellmayri:
  • Eastern Brazil (Bahia)


Farmland and semi open areas.



They build a cup-shaped nest from thin grass roots and spiderweb. The clutch consists of 2 white or slightly green, eggs with dark and light brown spot. They are incubated by the female for 13-14 days. The young fledge 12-15 days later.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/0BCC3F94]. Retrieved 12 August 2021
  3. Arthur Grosset

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