Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)


Ibera Seedeater (Sporophila iberaensis)


French: Sporophile de l’Ibera German: Iberáspelzer Spanish: Semillero del Iberá

Sporophila iberaensis

Di Giacomo and Kopuchian

, 2016,

Estancia San Alonso, Esteros de Iberá, Concepción, Corrientes, Argentina (28°18’2” S, 57°26’25.5” W)


New species described in haste in two places#R, one with present name#R and one with name “digiacomoi#R; both descriptions contain information strongly indicative of the validity of the species, including its vocal distinctiveness, but only the first complies with ICZN requirements for valid publication. Monotypic.


NE Argentina (mainly Esteros del Iberá region, in Corrientes), and recorded also in Paraguay and SW Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul)#R#R; non-breeding range unknown, probably in E Bolivia, C Brazil and N Paraguay.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Ibera Seedeater (Sporophila iberaensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 May 2019).