Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Cajamarca, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. No Data
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Cuzco, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female| Loc. No Data
Status: The Black-and-White Seedeater is an uncommon resident along the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1400-3200 m. It also occurs in the Marañon Drainage and extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Black-and-White seedeater is rare in Amazonia where it occurs as non-breeder. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Espiguero Negro y Blanco.
Sub-species: Black-and-white Seedeater (Sporophila luctuosa), (Lafresnaye), 1843.
Meaning of Name: Sporophila: Gr. sporos= seed and philos= lover. luctuosa: L. luctus= mourning, lugere= to mourn, luctuosus= mournful.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.