Lesser Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)

Lesser Seed-Finch

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Oryzoborus angolensis | [UK] Lesser Seed-Finch | [FR] Sporophile curio | [DE] Schwarzkopf-Reisknacker | [ES] Sporophile curio | [IT] Beccogrosso minore | [NL] Zwartkop-zaadkraker


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range

Physical charateristics

The male found is black apart from its chestnut breast and belly. The underwings are white and you can usually see a small white speculum. The female is brown with a heavy black bill, white under the wings but without a white speculum.

Listen to the sound of Lesser Seed-Finch

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size min.: 11 cm size max.: 12 cm
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broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
      eggs max.: 3  


It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


The nest is an open cup made of grass and small twigs lined with dry material. It is built in low shrubbery and clutch size is 2-3 eggs.

Feeding habits

Mainly grass seeds.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 13,000,000 km

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