name = "Sporophila"

image_width = 232px
image_caption = Male Variable Seedeater
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Thraupidae
genus = "Sporophila"
genus_authority = Cabanis, 1844

"Sporophila" is a genus of bird in the Thraupidae family. The Seed Finches are sometimes included in this genus.


There are more than 30 species of "Sporophila:"
* Buffy-fronted Seedeater, "Sporophila frontalis"
* Temminck's Seedeater, "Sporophila falcirostris"
* Slate-colored Seedeater, "Sporophila schistacea"
* Plumbeous Seedeater, "Sporophila plumbea"
* Caqueta Seedeater, "Sporophila murallae"
* Gray Seedeater, "Sporophila intermedia"
* Wing-barred Seedeater, "Sporophila americana"
* Variable Seedeater, "Sporophila corvina"
* White-collared Seedeater, "Sporophila torqueola"
* Rusty-collared Seedeater, "Sporophila collaris"
* Lesson's Seedeater, "Sporophila bouvronides"
* Lined Seedeater, "Sporophila lineola"
* Black-and-white Seedeater, "Sporophila luctuosa"
* Yellow-bellied Seedeater, "Sporophila nigricollis"
* Dubois' Seedeater, "Sporophila ardesiaca" - possibly a subspecies of "S. nigricollis".
* Hooded Seedeater, "Sporophila melanops" - possibly extinct (20th century?)
* Double-collared Seedeater, "Sporophila caerulescens"
* White-throated Seedeater, "Sporophila albogularis"
* Drab Seedeater, "Sporophila simplex"
* White-bellied Seedeater, "Sporophila leucoptera"
* Parrot-billed Seedeater, "Sporophila peruviana"
* Black-and-tawny Seedeater, "Sporophila nigrorufa"
* Capped Seedeater, "Sporophila bouvreuil"
* Ruddy-breasted Seedeater, "Sporophila minuta"
* Tawny-bellied Seedeater, "Sporophila hypoxantha"
* Dark-throated Seedeater, "Sporophila ruficollis"
* Marsh Seedeater, "Sporophila palustris"
* Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, "Sporophila castaneiventris"
* Gray-and-chestnut Seedeater, "Sporophila hypochroma"
* Chestnut Seedeater, "Sporophila cinnamomea"
* Narosky's Seedeater, "Sporophila zelichi"
* Black-bellied Seedeater, "Sporophila melanogaster"
* Chestnut-throated Seedeater, "Sporophila telasco" - the "Tumaco Seedeater" is a stereotyped hybrid between this species and "S. minuta"



* Lijtmaer, D. A., N. M. Sharpe, P. L. Tubaro & S. C. Lougheed. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics and diversification of the genus Sporophila (Aves: Passeriformes). Mol. Philo. Evol. 33:562-579.
* Ridgely, R. S., & G. Tudor. 1989. The Birds of South America, vol. 1. Univ. Texas Press, Austin.
* Robbins, M. B., M. J. Braun, C. J. Huddleston, D. W. Finch, & C. M. Milensky (2005). First Guyana records, natural history, and systematics of the White-winged Seedeater (Dolospingus fringilloides). Ibis 147:334-341.

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