|Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)|
The Yellow-bellied Seedeater is found from Costa Rica to Bolivia and Brazil but does not occur in the central Amazon Basin. This is due to its habitat requirements which are grassy or shrubby clearings and agricultural land.
|The English name is a slight misnomer since the belly of the male tends to be very pale yellow verging on the white. It has a black hood and olive-brown upperparts. The male's bill is light blue-grey in contrast to that of the female (seen in the third photo) whose bill is dark. The female is light brown and yellowish below.|
|There are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 26 and in Hilty & Brown, Plate 56.|