Male chestnut-bellied seed finch in Guyana

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Jen Miller/USFWS

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A wild-caught male chestnut-bellied seed-finch (locally called ‘towa towa’) hangs in a storefront overlooking his native habitat in the South Rupununi, Guyana. This bird will likely be sold in a nearby town, transported to the capital city of Georgetown or abroad to North America or Europe, and competed against other males in singing competitions.
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International conservation