Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater

Sporophila torqueola

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Code 4

CRSE

Code 6

SPOTOR

ITIS

Egg Color:

Pale blue to gray with brown marks at large end



Number of Eggs:

2 - 4



Incubation Days:

12 - 13



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

3 - 5 feet above ground in fork of bush or small tree



Nest Material:

Sticks, roots, plant stems, grass and hair



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: Small finch with short, thick curved bill. Male has black hood extending to auriculars, buff to white chin, incomplete whitish collar separated by black nape, black upper breast band, gray-black upperparts, rufous or rust underparts, and cinnamon rump. Gray-black wings lack wingbars but often show white speculum. Female is plain and drab, brownish-olive overall, with a gray, bicolored bill.

Range and Habitat

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: This species is a native of Mexico where it resides on the Pacific slope and interior from Sonora south to Oaxaca and Baja California. They are found in savannas, grasslands, shrub lands, and vegetation along rivers.

Breeding and Nesting

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: Two to four pale blue to gray eggs with brown marks at larger end are laid in a nest of sticks, plant stems and grass lined with hair three to five feet above the ground in small trees or bushes. Eggs are incubated for 13 days by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: Eats seeds and insects foraged from ground.

Vocalization

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: High pitched series of notes followed by a series of low notes.

Similar Species

Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater: Morelet's Seedeater has white underparts, wing bars, rump and eye crescent, and black upperparts and head.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
ChinX
The area of the face just below the bill.
CollarX
Similar to the upper part of the human neck, located at the back of the crown.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
SpeculumX
The brightly colored area on the wing (secondaries of the wing) on several duck species.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X