Variable Seedeater

It has a total length of approximately 11 cm . Adult males have a relatively heavy black bill. The upperparts are black, except for a greyish rump and two distinct white wing-bars . The underparts are white, except for a broad black pectoral collar and blackish mottling to the upper flanks. The far duller female has a brownish bill, dull buffy-olive upperparts and pale olive-ochre underparts. Juveniles resemble adult females.

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The Variable Seedeater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Blue-black Grasquit, Variable Seedeaters on the Caribbean Slope, and the Thick-billed Seed-finch can be tough to separate at first glance. With a close look at the right features, though, they are actually pretty easy to identify. Instead of obsessing about the white spot in the wings, or that the bird looks mostly black, concentrate on the bill shape. The shape of the bill reflects how some of these seed-eating species can avoid competition with each other by eating different sized seeds. More

The Variable Seedeater, Sporophila corvina, is a passerine bird which breeds from southern Mexico through Central America to the Chocó of north-western South America. The taxonomy is confusing, and it was formerly considered a subspecies of Sporophila americana (see Taxonomy). Even within the Variable Seedeater as presently defined, there are great variations in its plumage. More

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The Variable Seedeater has a harsh chur call. The male's song consists of a mixture of warbles, whistles, and twitters, and is more elaborate on the Pacific slope. References - Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern (2003): Birds of Venezuela. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-6418-5 (2006): Observations of plumage pigment aberrations of birds in Ecuador, including Ramphastidae. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Sporophila
Species : americana
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)