Morelet’s Seedeater

Sporophila morelleti

Formerly called the White-Collared Seedeater, science has this species from the former group in 2018. It is one of the rarest passerines in Texas and is only found near the Lower Rio Grande. I met this bird in Quemado (Texas), 150 miles north of the expected range. I didn’t know how rare this find was until I started doing research.

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