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Buffy-fronted Seedeater

Sporophila frontalis

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Large finchlike bird with a strong bill with obviously curved mandibles. Males have a distinctive face pattern—a gray head with a broken pale eyebrow, and a prominent pale mustache and throat. Olive-brown above and gray below with two pale wingbars. Females have no facial marks and are olive-brown overall with two indistinct cinnamon wingbars. Found at the forest edge and in second growth where it is largely dependent on bamboo patches.

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