Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks and allies)  
Genus: Amaurospiza (1 species, 4 worldwide)

Ecuadorian Seedeater
Ecuadorian Seedeater (Amaurospiza aequatorialis) Male
Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha province, Ecuador
  Rare. Split from the Blue Seedeater.
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

From a four way split of the Blue Seedeater. The male is very similar to the male Blue-black Grassquit, but has a slightly thicker bill. Best bet look for a female, which is unstreaked brown, darker on back.

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