seedeater


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seed·eat·er

 (sēd′ē′tər)
n.
A bird that feeds primarily on seeds, especially any of various South and Central American songbirds of the genus Sporophila.

seedeater

(ˈsiːdˌiːtə)
n
(Animals) any bird feeding mainly on seeds
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The bill was chunky -- a true seedeater -- and pale but
Predation of the buffy-fronted seedeater Sporaphilafrontalis (Aves: Emberizdae) on Merostachys neesii (Poaceae: Babusoideae) seeds during a masting event in the Atlantic forest.
Estrildidae Euodice cantans African silverbill Estrilda troglodytes Black rumped waxbill Amadina fasciatus Cut-throat Lagonosticta Senegal Red-billed firefinch Estrilda troglodytes Black-rumped waxbill Uraeginthus bengalus Red-cheeked cordon bleu Serinus leucopygius White rumped seedeater 16.
Emberizidae Chopi Blackbird Gnorimopsar chopi (Vieillot, 1819) White-throated Seedeater Sporophila albogularis (Spix, 1825) Red-cowled Cardinal Paroaria dominicana (Linnaeus, 1758) Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola (Linnaeus, 1766) Fam.
Three new species of Isospora Schneider, 1881 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the buffy-fronted seedeater Sporophila frontalis Verreaux (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) in South America.
7) Other species also experience intense trapping: the hooded sisken (Carduelis magellanica), the ultramarine grosbeak (Passerina brissonii), and the lined seedeater (Sporophila lineola), which are prized by amateur bird breeders.
Some may be difficult to track down, such as the Archer's lark which is found in the war zones of Somalia, while the hooded seedeater of South America has not been seen since 1823.
The white-collared seedeater (Sporophila torqueola), is a very small, black and white finch about 11 cm in total length.
Similarly, unusually large numbers of the seedeater Sporophila schistacea and the dove Claravis pretiosa were attracted to seeding bamboo in 1994, but both species were rare in 1995 when markedly less bamboo was seeding.
Some rare and threatened species, like the Greater Rhea (Rhea americana), and the Ocellated Crake (Micropygia schomburgkii), appeared only in DryGr areas, whereas other species, such as the Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta), and the Marsh Seedeater (Sporophilapalustris), used only FloGr areas.