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


Conservation Status

The White-collared Seedeater has a large geographic distribution. Consequently the conservation status of this species is rated as of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2009). Furthermore, the population is believed to be increasing (BirdLife International 2009).

Effects of human activity on populations

Although there is no overall endangerment of the population of the White-collared Seedeater, there has been a decline in areas such as southern Texas, and the main reasons of this are unknown due to lack of research (Woodin et al. 1995, Eitniear 1997). Since there is a possibility that humans may have had an effect on this occurrence more studies should be conducted in this area. In abandoned versus grazed areas  of Belize Saab and Petit (1992) discovered that White-collared Seedeaters were abundant in the abandoned pastures and absent from the grazed areas.

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.