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Yellow-bellied Seedeater

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


[edit] Identification

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

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto by Rodrigo ConteBrasilia, Brazil, August 2013
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

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

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

[edit] Habitat

Grassy areas, or shrubby clearings and agricultural land.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of grass 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. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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