Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Catamenia (3 species, 3 worldwide)


Band-tailed Seedeater
Band-tailed Seedeater (Catamenia analis schistaceifrons)
Guasca, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Band-tailed Seedeater
Band-tailed Seedeater (Catamenia analis) Female
Huacarpay Lake, Peru  
   
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually found in wetlands (Colombia) to dry arid areas further south. Note white band on upper undertail. Compare to slightly larger [Band-tailed Sierra Finch] with same tail band.
Immature. Upper bill (culmen) more rounded than [Plain-colored Seedeater], but indentification still not 100% certain.

Paramo Seedeater
Paramo Seedeater (Catamenia homochroa) Male
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Paramo Seedeater
Paramo Seedeater (Catamenia homochroa homochroa) Female
Serrania de Las Baldias, Medellin, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually found at the treeline below the paramo.

Plain-colored Seedeater
Plain-colored Seedeater (Catamenia inornata minor) Male
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Plain-colored Seedeater
Plain-colored Seedeater (Catamenia inornata minor) Female
Nevado del Ruiz, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually seen in the paramo, at higher altitudes than the [Paramo Seedeater].


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