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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, April 2015
Sporophila castaneiventris

Identification

10 cm (7 in)
Male

  • Bluish-grey above and rump
  • Grey flanks
  • Chestnut belly

Female: smaller

  • Olive brown
  • Dark bill

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia the Guianas and southern Venezuela to northern Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

River banks, grassy areas, clearings, shrubland, marshes and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet consists of grass seeds and fruit (particularly 'snake fingers').

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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