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(Redirected from Sporophila minuta centralis)
8Â·6â€“9Â·6 cm (3Â¼-3Â¾ in)
Female: Nondescript, warm buffy brown on crown, nape, mantle and back. Breast similar buff-brown contrasting with paler throat. Darker color extending to flanks and contrasting with paler belly and vent.
 Similar Species
Within range female difficult to separate from female Yellow-bellied Seedeater. Ruddy-breasted Seedeater is smaller, lacks yellow tones on its underparts and has more pale fringing on its wing coverts.
Race parva male is more blue-grey above lacking brownish tones of nominate. Female warmer buff than other races. Race centralis male is similar to nominate but smaller and browner above. Female like nominate.
Central and South America:
There are 3 subspecies:
They like open spaces and are often seen beside roads, in parks and close to houses.
Their main diet consists of grass seeds.
They construct an open cup nest from grasses notable because it usually contains a few stem grass stems that stick up above the rim of the cup. Clutch 2-3 white eggs with brown spotting.
Song is simple but plaintive and sweet, see-seeur tee-te-e-e-e, seeeeeur tse-e-e-e. Call variable sharp chip or chunk.
Mostly sedentary, but may disperse when food is scarce because of drought.
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