|Chestnut-throated Seedeater Sporophila
Chilean name: Corbatita
| Lluta Valley, Chile
The Chestnut-throated Seedeater is distributed along the Pacific coast of South America from southern Colombia to northern Chile. It is found on grassland with shrubs and agricultural land especially in oasis valleys.
|The male, seen here in photos 1 and 2, has a small dark chestnut throat patch which is not noticeable in these photos. It is grey above with dark streaks and a white rump. Wings are blackish with white wing-bars and a white speculum. Underparts are whitish and the bill is short but deep with a curved culmen making it look almost parrot-like.|
|The female in photos 3 and 4 is brown above with dark
streaks and a white speculum on the wings. Below is buffy-white with
streaks on the flanks. |
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.