Rusty-collared Seedeater (Sporophila collaris)
Male Rusty-collared Seedeater, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

The Rusty-collared Seedeater is distributed in Bolivia, central and southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and north-central Argentina. It is found in grass and bushes around marshland and is rarely seen on the ground.

The male, as in the photo, has a black head with white patches below the eyes and above the lores. It has a black band across the breast and a broad rusty collar round the neck.
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