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Yellow-Bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis) Ecuador

The Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family, formerly placed with the American sparrows in the Emberizidae.


It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It has occurred as a vagrant in Saint Vincent. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest.

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Taken on January 8, 2011