seedeater
noun Date: circa 1879 a bird (as a finch) whose diet consists basically of seeds

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  • seedeater — /seed ee teuhr/, n. any of numerous small, tropical American finches, esp. of the genus Sporophila. [1875 80; SEED + EAT + ER1] * * * ▪ bird  broadly, any songbird that lives chiefly on seeds and typically has a more or less strong conical bill… …   Universalium

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  • seedeater — noun a) An individual or species which eats seeds Many omnivores and vegetarians are part time seedeaters b) A bird species which feeds mainly on seeds Most seedeaters have strong, typically shaped bills Syn …   Wiktionary

  • seedeater — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: seed (I) + eater : any of various birds and especially finches whose diet consists basically of seeds : hard bill: as a. : any of several southern African finches that resemble and were formerly classified with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Variable Seedeater — Taxobox name = Variable Seedeater image width = 240px image caption = A male from near Panama City, Panama. status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Thraupidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Marsh Seedeater — Male Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • White-collared Seedeater — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Wing-barred Seedeater — Taxobox name = Wing barred Seedeater image width = 240px image caption = status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Thraupidae genus = Sporophila species = S. americana… …   Wikipedia

  • Hooded Seedeater — Taxobox name = Hooded Seedeater status = CR status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Thraupidae genus = Sporophila species = S. melanops binomial = Sporophila melanops binomial… …   Wikipedia

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