Slate-coloured seedeater

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Slate-coloured seedeater
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Sporophila
Species: S. schistacea
Binomial name
Sporophila schistacea
Lawrence, 1862

The slate-coloured seedeater (Sporophila schistacea) is a bird species in the family Thraupidae.


The bird's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forests.

It is found in southern parts of Central America, the southwestern Amazon Basin, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago and the Guianas.