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Seed-finch or seed-eater: Colombia (El Choco)

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Old Friday 23rd July 2010, 15:06   #1
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Seed-finch or seed-eater: Colombia (El Choco)

I cannot fully identified this little bird. Help please
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Old Friday 23rd July 2010, 16:57   #2
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Don't have the book at the moment, but Blue-black Grosbeak looks a possibility. Difficult to be sure with those brown females, though.

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Old Tuesday 27th July 2010, 20:19   #3
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Either a female Blue-black Grosbeak or a female Thick-billed (Lesser) Seed-finch.
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Looks like an Oryzoborus to me; angolensis?

Interestingly O. angolensis was described by Edwards in 1766 from a cage bird that he thought was from Angola (hence the name), but was in fact from Brazil

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A more precise location might help. Chestnut-bellied SF and BB Grosbeak seems both to be rather coastal in that area of Colombia according to Restall, while Thick-billed seems to be very local and slightly further from the coast.

So where?

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Old Wednesday 28th July 2010, 17:21   #6
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A more precise location might help. Chestnut-bellied SF and BB Grosbeak seems both to be rather coastal in that area of Colombia according to Restall, while Thick-billed seems to be very local and slightly further from the coast.

So where?

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The picture was taken in "El Almejal" beach, close the El Valle village. There were a few scattered houses and little trees or tall bushes along the path. The pic was taken in november
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It looks more Oryzoborus billed to me ... O.funereus is patchily present in the lowlands of NW Colombia in this area near Panama in both shores (Atlantic and Pacific)..
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