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Black and white Seedeater

$89.99

Black and white Seedeater

$89.99
Weight:
0.10 LBS
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The Black and white Seedeater (Sporophila luctuosa) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

The Black-and-white Seedeater males are  distinctive because they are black on top with white posterior underparts, while the female is brown. The bill is pale bluish gray in males, but dark in the females.

 

11 cm; average 12·5 g (Peru). Male has head to breast black, thin but noticeable white crescent below eye; upper­parts, including upperwing and tail, black, bases of primaries white (forming bold white patch on folded wing); black of breast stops abruptly and neatly, rest of underparts to undertail-coverts white, some black extending down flanks; wing-linings white, sometimes showing as white stripe at bend of wing; iris dark brown; bill entirely blue-grey; legs blackish. Female is nondescript, warm buffy brown on crown and upperparts, wings and tail also buff-brown like upperparts; below, throat and breast a similar warm buff-brown, hardly contrasting with face, this colour extending to flanks and contrasting with paler buff belly and vent; crissum darker than belly, similar to flanks; bill and legs blackish. Juvenile resembles female; immature male variable, some brownish like female (but sing, and are territorial), others intermediate between brown plumage and black-and-white plumage of adult male.

DIET: Classic Finch SeedMillet, Dried Egg FoodMineral Grit, live food (mealworms), greens 

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