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Lesson's Seedeater Sporophila bouvronides

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Closely related to the Lined Seedeater (Sporophila lineola), which is principally distributed across southern South America, but moves north in the austral winter, whereas the Lesson’s Seedeater breeds in northernmost South America, and moves south across Amazonia between December and June. The two species are identical in female plumage, but the black-and-white males can be distinguished by the fact that Lined Seedeater has a white central coronal stripe. Lesson’s Seedeater is uncommon to fairly common, and is usually found in shrubby habitats in close proximity to water. More information is needed on the movements, distribution, and relationships of both species.

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Recommended Citation

Lesson's Seedeater (Sporophila bouvronides), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/lessee2