thick-billed seed finch (Oryzoborus funereus)
A Thick-billed Seedfinch in the Darien Province of Panama. The species ranges from southern Mexico to Colombia.
Date 17 July 2016, 22:21
Source Oryzoborus funereus https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/28392486605/
Author Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada https://www.flickr.com/people/92252798@N07
The thick-billed seed finch (Oryzoborus funereus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae, but was until recently placed in Emberizidae. It is found widely in shrubby and grassy areas from southern Mexico, through Central America, to the Chocó in Colombia and Ecuador. The male is almost entirely black, with a small white wing patch. The female is a rich brown all over. They are both very similar to the all-black Caribbean slope form of the variable seedeater. It is distinguished, however, by a larger bill with a straight culmen. They measure 11.5 cm long and weight 13.5 g. Order: Passeriformes, Family: Thraupidae, Genus: Oryzoborus, Species: Oryzoborus funereus Sclater, 1859.