White bellied Seedeater (Sporophila leucoptera)

White-bellied Seedeater

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Sporophila leucoptera | [UK] White-bellied Seedeater | [FR] Sporophile a ventre blanc | [DE] Zweifarbenpfaffchen | [ES] Espiguero Corbatita de Alas Blancas | [IT] Beccasemi ventrebianco | [NL] Witbuik-dikbekje


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Sporophila leucoptera SA c, e, sc
Sporophila leucoptera bicolor
Sporophila leucoptera cinereola
Sporophila leucoptera leucoptera
Sporophila leucoptera mexianae

Physical charateristics

In the male the bill is pinky-yellow, the upperparts are grey while the underparts are white. It also has a white speculum which is not always visible.

Listen to the sound of White-bellied Seedeater

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It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Suriname.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. It is an uncommon species that inhabits marshy areas, the banks of rivers and lakes and other areas with tangled vegetation It is usually found in more open, grassy areas with scattered bushes and often close to water. It is mainly solitary or in pairs.


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Feeding habits

Forages solitary, in pairs of mixed with other Seedeaters for grass seeds on dryer grounds.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,800,000 km

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