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Tawny-bellied Seedeater - BirdForum Opus

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

Identification

10 cm (4 in)
Breeding Male

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

References

  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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