Thick-billed Seed-finch (Oryzoborus funereus) - HBW 16, p. 663
French: Sporophile à bec fort
Spanish: Semillero Piquigrueso
Other common names: Lesser Rice Grosbeak, Lesser Seed-finch (when treated as conspecific with O. angolensis)
Taxonomy: Oryzoborus angolensis funereus P. L. Sclater, 1860, Suchapam, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Sporophila. Molecular evidence suggests that genus as currently constituted may not be monophyletic, and some of its members may have closest relatives in Sporophila; more data necessary in order to resolve a basal polytomy in the phylogeny. Present species commonly treated as conspecific with O. angolensis; they hybridize in S Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley), but apparently only to a limited extent. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- funereus P. L. Sclater, 1860 - SE Mexico (S Veracruz) S in Caribbean lowlands to Nicaragua.
- salvini Ridgway, 1884 - S Nicaragua, Costa Rica (except extreme SW) and Caribbean coast of Panama.
- ochrogyne Olson, 1981 - SW Costa Rica, and Pacific slope of Panama, including Coiba I (off S Veraguas) to W & N Colombia (E to Magdalena Valley and Guajira Peninsula) and extreme NW Venezuela (W shores of L Maracaibo).
- aethiops P. L. Sclater, 1860 - SW Colombia (Nariño) and W Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Adult male feeding its fledgling.
Locality Limón Province, Costa Rica
Boris Nikolov 18 March 2010 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Rafael Merchante 16 November 2010 30 weeks ago 4.2
Male perched on a fence wire
Locality Aguas Claras, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 27 July 2013 18 weeks ago 3.6
Adult female on a branch
Locality Tapijulápa, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 7 May 2013 26 weeks ago 3.3
Male foraging on the grass.
Locality Banano River, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Antonio Silveira 10 March 2013 37 weeks ago 3
A male perched.
Bruno Mota Côrtes 4 years ago 3