French: Sporophile à col double German: Schmuckspelzer Spanish: Semillero corbatita
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. yungae
Gyldenstolpe, 1941 – C Bolivia (La Paz, S Beni and Cochabamba).
S. c. caerulescens
(Vieillot, 1823) – SE & E Bolivia, SC & SE Brazil S through Paraguay, Argentina (S to Mendoza and La Pampa) and Uruguay; S populations migrate N to E Peru and across much of C Brazil#R.
S. c. hellmayri
Wolters, 1939 – S Bahia, in E Brazil.
11 cm; 7·4–12·5 g. Typical seedeater, tiny, with thick bill approximately as long as it is deep and with distinct rounded culmen. Male nominate race has... read more
Song loud and varied, composed of variable and jumbled notes, peak sound often half-way or more... read more
Forest edge, shrubby openings, secondary growth, disturbed cerrado habitat, and old-field... read more
Food and feeding
Diet various grass seeds, including those of introduced forage grasses for cattle. In São Paulo (Brazil) young fed with seeds of the... read more
Season mainly Oct–Feb; Dec–May in SE Brazil, and possibly in all months in N part of range; on average nests later (waiting for seeding of... read more
Incompletely known. Some, perhaps many, populations apparently resident. S populations retreat N in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to abundant in much of range; generally more numerous than its congeners. Has large breeding distribution. This species... read more
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