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Wing-barred Seedeater

Sporophila americana

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Sparrow-sized bird of disturbed habitats; common in coastal areas and along lower reaches of large rivers. Males separated from other black-and-white seedeaters by white throat and collar imparting cowled appearance; females by distinctive thick, black bill. Feeds mainly on grass seeds and usually found in overgrown weedy areas including river edges and urban habitats.

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