French: Sporophile noir et roux German: Schwarzmantelspelzer Spanish: Semillero rojinegro
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
E Bolivia (E Santa Cruz; recently also Llanos de Moxos, in NE Beni) and SW Brazil (W Mato Grosso and, possibly, Mato Grosso do Sul#R).
10 cm. A typically shaped seedeater, small in size, and with thick, stout but short bill with rounded culmen. Male has well set-off black cap reaching to just below level of... read more
Song a pleasant series of whistles, more resonating than songs of most other members of clade and... read more
Grassy cerrado habitats, also tall-grass areas near water, open savanna; sea-level to 500... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Feeds on grass seeds. Forages while clinging to grass stem at heights of 0·5–1·5 m above ground,... read more
Appears to be migratory. Exhibits classic austral migration pattern: present E Bolivia (Noel Kempff... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare and local. A very poorly known species. After initial description, in 1830s, this species disappeared until 1979, when rediscovered in Brazil. Known from... read more
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