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Morelet's/Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater Sporophila morelleti/torqueola

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Fatima Adel, Kevin J. Burns, Jack C. Eitniear, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



Little information. General locomotion is very active, and it was found that even during the breeding season that there was very active movement and bustling well into the night (Slud 1964).


Little information.

Sexual Behavior

Interactions between males and females is at its highest during breeding season, which is between April and December (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Socially monogamous (Eitniear 1997).

Social and interspecific behavior

Can form flocks of up to several hundred individuals birds, which may join mixed species flocks with other seed-eating birds (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Howell and Webb 1995).


No information.

Recommended Citation

Adel, F., K. J. Burns, J. C. Eitniear, and T. S. Schulenberg (2010). Morelet's/Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti/torqueola), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.