|Plumbeous Seedeater (Sporophila plumbea)
The male Plumbeous Seedeater shows a dark bill, white chin and black wing and tail feathers with grey edging. It also has white underparts and a white spot under the eye can usually be seen. It is the only mainly grey seedeater with a dark bill.
|The female has light brown upperparts and is paler below becoming almost white on the belly. The wings have a dark edge to the buffy-brown.
It is found in the cerrado of Brazil with a separate population in similar habitat in Colombia and Venezuela.
It is a very good singer and is becoming scarcer as it is trapped for the caged bird trade.