French: Sporophile à col fauve German: Erzspelzer Spanish: Semillero acollarado
Angola; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. ochrascens
Hellmayr, 1904 – Bolivia (lowland La Paz, Beni and Santa Cruz) and SC Brazil (N Mato Grosso S to W São Paulo).
S. c. melanocephala
(Vieillot, 1817) – SW Mato Grosso S through Paraguay to Argentina (S to La Rioja, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba and C Buenos Aires), also SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay.
S. c. collaris
(Boddaert, 1783) – E Brazil from extreme SE Pará, SW Tocantins, Goiás, Minas Gerais and extreme SE Bahia S to Rio de Janeiro.
12 cm; 7·5–14 g. A comparatively large and strikingly marked seedeater with relatively long and broad tail; typical short, thick bill with rounded culmen.... read more
Song a rapid warble that ascends and descends, mixed with twittering sounds and often incorporating... read more
Moist or flooded grassland and shrubby marshland, also open country adjacent to rivers or lakes;... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds; also eats insects. Forages largely on grass seeds while seeds still on stem; rarely drops to ground to forage, tending instead to... read more
Season early Nov to Apr in Argentina (Formosa) and birds in breeding condition during Nov–Mar and inactive during May in SE Brazil (Rio... read more
Resident; some local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in varied open marshy or wet-grassland habitats. Commonly captured for the cagebird trade.
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