Lesser Seed-Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)

Lesser Seed-Finch

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Oryzoborus angolensis | [UK] Lesser Seed-Finch | [FR] Petit Grainetier | [DE] Schwarzkopf-Reisknacker | [ES] Sporophile curio | [NL] Zwartkopzaadkraker


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.

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South America : North,e; Amazonia


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 an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Lesser Seed-Finch status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Lesser Seed-Finch distribution range map

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