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Photo by Michael W
Just southeast of Quito, Ecuador, March 2007
Sporophila luctuosa

Identification

11 cm (4¼ in)
Male

  • Black breast
  • White crescent below eye
  • Black upper-wing and tail

Distribution

South America: found from the Andes of Colombia to western Venezuela, northern Bolivia and south-western Brazil

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Moist shrubland and high-altitude shrubland; open fields/brush on hillside, grassy forest edges.

Female
Photo by Stanley Jones
Wawa Sumaco, Napo Province, Ecuador, January 2016

Behaviour

Diet

The cling to stems to eat seeds; they are rather partial to bamboo.

References

  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 2015)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

Recommended Citation

External Links

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