PLUMBEOUS SEEDEATER Sporophila plumbea
Up in the cerrado belt of north-eastern Paraguay lives this drab little seedeater. Unlike most other Sporophila, the Plumbeous shuns large flocks and prefers to move around in pairs or alone, making him that bit more difficult to see. Typically they are found in bushy areas of Campo Sucio cerrado, perching prominently on bare branches and surveying their surroundings.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE1324PH) Adult male lateral, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith October 2008).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE1325PH) Same individual as (FPAVE1324PH) dorsal view (Paul Smith October 2008).
FIGURE 3 - (FPAVE1326PH) Same individual as (FPAVE1324PH) ventral view (Paul Smith October 2008).
FIGURE 4 - (FPAVE1327PH) Adult female lateral, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith October 2008).
FIGURE 5 - (FPAVE1328PH) Same individual as (FPAVE1327PH) ventral view (Paul Smith October 2008).
VIDEO A - (FPAVE1329VI) Males, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith September 2010).
VIDEO B - (FPAVE1330VI) Female, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith September 2010).

Sporophila plumbea
1 (FPAVE1331RE) Calls by male recorded Aguara-Đu, Mbaracay˙ Biosphere Reserve, Departamento Canindey˙ (Juan Mazar Barnett December 1997).
2 (FPAVE1332RE) Song by male recorded Aguara-Đu, Mbaracay˙ Biosphere Reserve, Departamento Canindey˙ (Juan Mazar Barnett December 1997).
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