Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch (Sporophila angolensis)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

chestnut-bellied_seed-finch
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

chestnut-bellied_seed-finch
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~12.5 cm (4.7 in). The male Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch has a black hood and rest of the upperparts. The underparts are rich chestnut. Both sexes have a white wing speculum and a very thick black bill. The female is dark brown above and rufous brown below.  It forages on tall grass at the edge of rivers, overgrown fallow fields, and scrub. The female is distinguished from the similar female Black-billed Seed-Finch and Large-billed Seed-Finch by a smaller size and rufous brown underparts.

Status: The Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Semillero de Vientre Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch (Sporophila angolensis torridus), (Scopoli), 1769.

Meaning of Name: Sporophila: Gr. sporos= seed and philos= lover. angolensis: After Angola, Portuguese Angola, from Ngola a title of the kings of Ndongo.

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.