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Tawny-bellied Seedeater - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by dacol
Capão Alto, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, November 2018
Sporophila hypoxantha


10 cm (4 in)
Breeding Male

  • Greyish crown to mantle and upper back
  • Tawny-orange lower face sides, breast and belly
  • Tawny-rufous rump


Female on left, male on right
Photo © by Jamfaraco
Lages-SC, Brazil, November 2004

South America: found from Bolivia to Paraguay, southern Brazil and northern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist grasslands with tall grasses; grassy hillsides. Also patches of grass beside roads.



Their main diet consists of grass seeds, which they forage for in small groups or mixed flocks, while clinging to the stems.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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