Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Oryzoborus (4 species, 6 worldwide)

Genus Oryzoborus, Seed Finches, are small seed-eating tanagers with larger and thicker bills than birds called seedeaters.


Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch
Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis torridus) Male
Villavicencio, Colombia  
   

Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch
Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis torridus) Female
Villavicencio, Colombia  
   

Once considered the same species at the all black [Thick-billed Seed Finch]. {HBW} writes there is some hybridization in the Madgalena Valley of Colombia.

Black-billed Seed Finch
Black-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus atrirostris atrirostris) Male
Rioja, San Martín, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Large-billed Seed Finch
Large-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus crassirostris) Male
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Brendan Ryan     Copyright and usage info

Large-billed Seed Finch
Large-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus crassirostris) Female
Cocorna, Antioquia, Colombia
  The male is black with a light-colored bill. Female is similar to [Thick-billed Seed Finch] (ID of this photo not certain).
   

Very rare and unreliable.

Thick-billed Seed Finch
Thick-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus funereus ochrogyne) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Thick-billed Seed Finch
Thick-billed Seed Finch (Oryzoborus funereus) Female
Darien, Panama  
   



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