French: Sporophile de Temminck German: Falzschnabelspelzer Spanish: Semillero picudo
Extreme E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Brazil (from S Bahia S on coastal slope to São Paulo and Paraná.
11 cm. Typical seedeater with distinctive bill shape, having narrow and angular upper mandible bending over lower mandible that is at least twice as wide as upper one, with... read more
Song can be melodious, but ends with dominating high buzzy trill with electrical tone of a cicada (... read more
Secondary woodland and edge of forests where an abundance of bamboo in understorey; bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mostly bamboo seeds, sometimes seeds of giant sedge; occasionally insects. Prefers bamboo species in genus Guadua, but will... read more
Nest found in mid-Aug in Argentina (Iguazú), and birds singing and on territory in Jul in E Paraguay. One nest, built by female, was a cup-... read more
Nomadic, moves around to find seeding bamboo and then concentrates in areas where it is occurring;... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare, sometimes uncommon. Generally rarer than sympatric S. frontalis, conversely, during masting events in S of range, in Argentina, may be frequent... read more
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