Thick-billed Seed-Finch Sporophila funerea



Distinguishing Characteristics

11.5 cm. 13.5 g Males and females are different. Male: Bill black. Deep black overall. White spot on base of outer flight feathers, in flight shows a white flash on feathers that cover underwing. Sometimes a few white feathers in midline of belly. Legs da

Similar Species

Female Blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor) is smaller, shorter bill, and feathers that cover underwings are brown. Male Thick-billed Seed-Finch is very similar to male Variable Seedeater (Sporophila americana), both have body plumage black with a white

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Thick-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila funerea), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: