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Sooty Grassquit

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MalePhoto © by Xyko PaludoJoinville, SC, Brazil, November 2018
Male
Photo © by Xyko Paludo
Joinville, SC, Brazil, November 2018


Tiaris fuliginosus

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[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by Dave B SmithHeights of Aripo, Trinidad, February 2011
Female
Photo © by Dave B Smith
Heights of Aripo, Trinidad, February 2011

10–11·4 cm (4-4½ in) Male

  • Sooty black overall plumage
  • Orange tints to back plumage
  • Dark bill
    • Yellow to orange-red gape
  • Dark legs

Female is dull olive brown above and brighter olive-brown below moving to whitish in the centre of the belly.

[edit] Distribution

Colombia, northern and south eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana, and eastern Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

The scientific name has been spelled fuliginosa in the past.

[edit] Habitat

Forest and woodland edges; burnt areas in secondary growth, as well as clearings and grassy scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They specialise on seeding bamboo.

[edit] Breeding

It is believed they time their breeding season to the availability of bamboo seeds.

[edit] 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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