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Photo by Xyko Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, November 2017
Haplospiza unicolor


12·5 cm (5 in)
Male uniform grey

  • Lighter on belly and vent
  • Blackish wing


  • Browner with fuzzy stripes on underside


South America: found in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist Atlantic forests in areas with lots of bamboo in undergrowth; to 1400 m asl or maybe even higher.


Usually not common and difficult to see, but may flock where bamboo is producing seeds.


They forage on, or near the ground on seeds, particularly bamboo, but also grass seeds and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  3. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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