Lessons Seedeater (Sporophila bouvronides)

Lessons Seedeater

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Sporophila bouvronides | [UK] Lessons Seedeater | [FR] Sporophile faux-bouvron | [DE] Diamantpfaffchen | [ES] Espiguero de Lesson | [IT] Beccasemi di Lesson | [NL] Lesson-dikbekje


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Sporophila bouvronides SA n, Amazonia
Sporophila bouvronides bouvronides
Sporophila bouvronides restricta

Physical charateristics

Upperparta black and a band across the chest. Chin and throat black but cheeks white. White wing bar and white patch above tail on lower back. Lower parts white mottled black. Females are olive-brown above, throat and breast buff with a pale yellow belly. Misses head stripe of very similar Lined Seedeater

Listen to the sound of Lessons Seedeater

[audio:http://www.aviflevoland.nl/sounddb/L/Lessons Seedeater.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
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This species breeds in South America in northern and eastern Colombia, Venezuela,
Tobago, Trinidad, Guyana, and Surinam


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


The nest is a thin cup just above ground, usually no higher than 3 meter above ground. It is made of dry grass, lined with dark fiber, built in low scrub. Clutch size is 2-3 eggs.

Feeding habits

Mainly grass seeds, on moist and warm days, when the air is full of flying ants, you can see them catching this food in a flycatcher manner, just like many other seedeaters.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 640,000 km

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