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White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Adel, Fatima, Kevin J. Burns and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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The White-collared Seedeater is identifiable by the broad white collar, white rump, and black hood. The species occurs from southern Texas south to the western Panama, and is the only member of the widespread genus Sporophila that is confined solely to Mexico and Central America. There are four subspecies of White-collared Seedeater, and the species is split into two species by some authorities. The conservation status for the White-collared Seedeater is assessed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, due to its large geographic range, and an apparent trend of population increase.

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© L. Irby Davis

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Adel, Fatima, Kevin J. Burns and Thomas S. Schulenberg.(2010).White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whcsee