Parrot-billed Seedeater Sporophila peruviana

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Small seed-eating bird with an outsized bill found in arid regions of western Ecuador and western Peru. Best identified by its large, pale bill with a very round, bulging upper edge. Male is gray and white with a black throat that merges with black breast band; also note white wingbars. Female is tan with pale wingbars. Found in fields and scrubby areas; may congregate in large flocks outside of the breeding season.

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