(aka Oryzoborus crassirostris)
|Rio Silanche, Pichincha, Ecuador
The Large-billed Seed-Finch has a scattered distribution around the north-west of the Amazon Basin and towards the coast as well as the Pacific slope of Colombia and Ecuador. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in shrubby areas near water from sea level up to about 700 metres.
|The male is all black with a massive pale bill. The bill seems to be whiter in the sub-species S. c. occidentalis
from the Pacific slope of Colombia and Ecuador. Elsewhere the nominate sub-species has a greyer bill. It also has a white patch on the primaries. The
female is brown with a darker bill.
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