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Photo by Daniesser
Manhumirim, MG, Brazil, October 2006
Sporophila nigricollis


8·5–10·3 cm

  • Pale yellow (almost white) belly
  • Black hood
  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Light bluish-grey bill

Female dark bill, light brown and yellowish below


Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, August 2013

Central and South America:
Central America: found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
Caribbean (West Indies): Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • S. n. nigricollis:
  • S. n. vivida:
  • S. n. inconspicua:
  • Andes of Peru (south to Cuzco)


Grassy areas, or shrubby clearings and agricultural land.



Their diet consists almost entirely of grass seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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