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Male Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens) | by Frank Shufelt
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Male Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)

The Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens) is a small seed eating bird that can be found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay and also small area of Colombia at Leticia. The southernmost birds migrate north during the southern hemisphere winter.


The average size of the Double-collared Seedeater is 11 cm (4.25 inches) in length. This is South America's most numerous of the seedeaters. They may be encountered in shrubby areas, agricultural regions, roadsides and lawns.


The female of this species is olive brown above and a lighter, buffier brown bellow.


This image of a male Double-collared Seedeater was taken at Itamambuca, Ubatuba, SP, Brazil.

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Taken on August 25, 2013