Plain-colored Seedeater Catamenia inornata
Female Plain-coloured Seedeater, Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia
April 2012

The Plain-colored Seedeater is distributed in the Andes from western Venezuela to Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in highland grasslands, páramo and puna at between 2,600 and 4,400 metres.

The male is generally grey with a yellow conical bill and a chestnut crissum. The female, seen here, is brown above with dark streaks and buff below.

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