19 January, 2010

White-collared Seedeater

Scientific Name: Sporophila torqueola

Population Estimate: 20M

Range / Habitat: Grasslands, savannas, shrubland throughout Mexico down to Panama.

Field Notes: Small bird, males distinctive as above. Much geographic and individual variation in this species.

Personal Notes: The above plumage is characteristic of the torqueola group in western Mexico.

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