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RUFOUS-RUMPED SEEDEATER Sporophila hypochroma NEAR THREATENED
An identification headache for Paraguayan birders because of its similarity to Tawny-bellied Seedeater, the Rufous-rumped is much darker below, almost chestnut, and shows little contrast with the grey of the upperparts. A rare seedeater it often joins mixed flocks of Sporophilas as they migrate through the country in late October and November.
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FIGURE 1 - Adult male, Estancia La Graciela, Departamento Misiones (Jonathan Newman October 2009).
FIGURE 2 - Same individual (Jonathan Newman October 2009).
FIGURE 3 - Adult male, location unknown (Arne Lesterhuis undated).