23 May, 2011

Variable Seedeater

Scientific Name: Sporophila corvina

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical lowlands and foothills in semi-open areas such as forest edges, roadsides, low scrub and gardens.

Field Notes: Small passerine with finch beak. Male all black with white wing patch, nearly identical to Thick-billed Seed Finch but with curved culmen. Female drab brown, darker on top than underneath. Female of Thick-billed Seed Finch much more warm brown.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Nayara Hotel, Costa Rica

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