Nicaraguan Seed-Finch Sporophila nuttingi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Nicaraguan Seed-Finch is considered to have a very large geographic range, and its population trend is believed to be stable; consequently its IUCN Red List conservation status is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Nonetheless, Nicaraguan Seed-Finch is considered to be uncomon and local in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989), and is described as local in Nicaragua as well (Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Nicaraguan Seed-Finch are identified by BirdLife International (2015). Indeed, the distribution of this species is believed to have expanded dramatically following the widespread conversion of closed forest to open pastures in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1950s and 1960s (Stiles 1984).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2015). Nicaraguan Seed-Finch (Sporophila nuttingi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.