Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Buffy-fronted Seedeater (Sporophila frontalis) - HBW 16, p. 645

French: Sporophile à front blanc German: Riesenpfäffchen Spanish: Semillero Frentiblanco
Other common names: Buffy-throated Seedeater

Taxonomy: Callirhynchus frontalis J. Verreaux, 1869, Cayenne; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Molecular evidence suggests that genus is closely related to Oryzoborus, which should perhaps be subsumed within it; further, that both genera should be placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae). Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil (from also S Bahia, Espírito Santo and SE Minas Gerais S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Alto Paraná) and NE Argentina (Misiones).