Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis



Distribution of the Yellow-bellied Seedeater
eBird range map for Yellow-bellied Seedeatera

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Common residents of grassland and agricultural areas from Costa Rica south to Brazil, although they are absent from much of the Amazon Basin.

In the Caribbean, Yellow-bellied Seedeaters are uncommon and local breeding residents on the southern islands of Grenada, Carriacou and the Grenadines from March to November. It is considered a vagrant on St. Vincent. Outside the breeding season it is likely these Caribbean populations migrate south to South America and Costa Rica where they are more common.

Distribution outside the Americas

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Grassland and agricultural areas. Shrubby fields and thickets, field edges and roadsides

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: