French: Sporophile du Caqueta German: Graubauchspelzer Spanish: Semillero de Caquetá
La Muralla [= Morelia], 600 feet [c. 180 m], Caquetá, Colombia
SE Colombia (in upper R Amazon region), E Ecuador and NE Peru, also adjacent W Brazil; recently recorded NE Bolivia (N Beni).
10 cm. A relatively stocky seedeater with short, deep bill. Male has black head contrasting with white band across side of neck running from side of nape to join white... read more
Song a pleasant warble, not hurried, but relatively quick, “tweet weet twa tweet, tw-weet twaa... read more
Lowland riverine scrub, also openings at edge of forest and secondary forest; also pastureland with... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds of grasses and weeds, with preference for Paspalum and Panicum maximum. Usually in pairs; sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon, but widespread. Recently recorded for first time in Bolivia. Degradation of primary forest may be helping this species to spread, as it... read more
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