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Sporophila maximiliani

Oryzoborus maximiliani


14·5–16·5 cm

  • Very large bill
  • Long tail


South America: found in three separate populations, in Trinidad and the nearest parts of Venezuela, in Guiana and nearest coastal part of NE Brazil, and in south central and southeast Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Oryzoborus.


They are found in grassland, shrubby areas and marshland near water.



Seed-eaters, but apart from that not a lot is known.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)
  3. Source of range information used here

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