French: Sporophile à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlspelzer Spanish: Semillero gorjiblanco
NE Brazil from Piauí E to Pernambuco and S to N Bahia.
11 cm; 9·7 g. A typically small seedeater, with rather deep-based and thickly rounded bill. Male has crown and face blackish, upperparts dark greyish, upperwing and tail... read more
Song a long and persistent quick warble reminiscent of that of a siskin (Carduelis);... read more
Caatinga scrub, particularly where near moister sites, and dry woodland borders; 500–1200... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily grass seeds. Forages on ground; sometimes reaches seeds by perching on grass stems. In small groups outside breeding period.
Up to four broods per season. Cup-shaped nest of dry grass roots and spider webs, placed low down in shrub. Clutch 2 or 3 eggs, greenish-... read more
Probably resident. Records from S of range (Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo) thought to refer to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in appropriate caatinga scrub. Fairly widely kept in captivity.
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