The Streaky-headed Seedeater is not a bird that calls attention to itself, for its colouring is a dullish brown.
The most striking aspect of its outfit is the clearly marked pale eyebrow.
This is a species that has only come into our garden regularly during the last five or six years. As they are usually found in woodland, thickets and dense scrub, I suspect it is the drought that has attracted them to suburbia on a more regular basis.
Even so, I hear their whistled ‘tsee-weet’ call more frequently than I actually see these birds.
They avoid the main feeding frenzy of the early morning, preferring not to compete with the weavers on the feeders or the doves on the ground. This makes them fairly difficult subjects to photograph, so I have left the best portrait for last.