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Variable Seedeater

Sporophila corvina (Sclater, PL, 1860)

The Variable Seedeater, (Sporophila corvina), is a passerine bird which breeds from southern Mexico through Central America to the Chocó of north-western South America. The taxonomy is confusing, and it was formerly considered a subspecies of Sporophila americana (see Taxonomy). Even within the Variable Seedeater as presently defined, there are great variations in its plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Thraupidae
Genus:
  Sporophila

Scientific:
  Sporophila corvina

Citation:
  (Sclater, PL, 1860)

Reference:
  PZS["1859"] Pt(27)3 p.379

Protonym:
  Spermophila corvina

Avibase ID:
  53BF86BF5C97B8C5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/53BF86BF

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 729221

Geographic range:

  • Sporophila corvina corvina: Caribbean slope of eastern Mexico (Veracruz) south to western Panama (Bocas del Toro); intergrades with Sporophila corvina hicksii in central Panama (Canal Zone)
  • Sporophila corvina ophthalmica: Pacific slope from southwestern Colombia through Ecuador to northwestern Peru (south to La Libertad)
  • Sporophila corvina hoffmanni: Pacific slope of southern Costa Rica and of western Panama (Chiriquí)
  • Sporophila corvina hicksii: Pacific slope of Panama from central Veraguas east to Darién, the Atlantic slope of eastern Panama, and the Pacific slope of Colombia south to Valle;
English:
Variable Seedeater
Czech:
kněžík proměnlivý
German:
Mohrenpfäffchen
Danish:
Brilleklerkefinke
Spanish:
Semillero Variable
Finnish:
mustasirkkunen
French:
Sporophile variable
Italian:
Beccasemi variabile
Japanese:
kawarihimeuso
Japanese:
カワリヒメウソ
Dutch:
Noordelijk Bont Dikbekje
Norwegian:
Kullfrøeter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kolfrøetar
Polish:
ziarnojadek kruczy
Russian:
Изменчивая овсянка
Slovak:
kňažík kolohrivý
Swedish:
variabel fröfink
Ukrainian:
Зерноїд вороний
Chinese:
杂色食籽雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Sporophile variable ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila aurita) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Variable Seedeater ( Sporophila corvina) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sporophila corvina [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sporophila corvina [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sporophila [americana or corvina] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: menjagrà variable
Czech: kněžík proměnlivý
Danish: Brilleklerkefinke
German: Brillenpfäffchen, Dunkelspelzer, Mexico Wechselpfäffchen, Mohrenpfäffchen
English: Black Seedeater, Mexico wing-barred seedeater, Plumbeous Seedeater, Variable Seedeater
English (IOC): Variable Seedeater
Spanish: Espiguero Variable, Semillero corvino, semillero variable
Spanish (Colombia): Espiguero Variable
Spanish (Costa Rica): Espiguero Variable
Spanish (Ecuador): Espiguero Variable
Spanish (Spain): Semillero Variable
Spanish (HBW): Variable Seedeater
Spanish (Mexico): Semillero Variable
Spanish (Panama): Espiguero Variable
Spanish (Peru): Espiguero Variable
Finnish: mustasirkkunen
French: Sporophile corvin, Sporophile noir, Sporophile variable
Italian: Beccasemi variabile, Beccasemi variabile messicano
Japanese: kawarihimeuso
Japanese: カワリヒメウソ
Scientific: Spermophila corvina, Sporophila americana corvina, Sporophila aurita, Sporophila aurita corvina, Sporophila corvina, Sporophila corvina corvina
Lithuanian: Apykaklėtoji kikilinė starta
Dutch: Noordelijk Bont Dikbekje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kolfrøetar
Norwegian: Kullfrøeter
Polish: ziarnojadek kruczy, Ziarnojadek zmienny
Russian: Изменчивая овсянка
Slovak: kňažík kolohrivý, kňažík vraní
Serbian: Raznobojna popić zeba
Swedish: Glasögonfrösparv, variabel fröfink
Ukrainian: Зерноїд вороний
Chinese: 杂色食籽雀
Chinese (Traditional): 雜色食籽雀

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