The Patativa is a passerine family Emberizidae. Also known as Patativa-of-saw, Patativa-do-cerrado, Patativa-the-amazon, Patativa-of-field and Patativa-true.
Measures about 10.5 cm. The male is gray-blue, females and lighter brown youth in the lower parts. The color of the beak varies from black, gray and yellow.
His singing is one of the finest and melodious of our avifauna. Sometimes mimics other species such as the well-te-vi.
Nests in the form of an open cup and thin. Each litter is generally between 2 and 3 eggs having 2 to 4 litters per season. The chicks hatch after 13 days.
Varies uncommon to locally common in fields with high grass, savannas, vegetation on the edge of rivers, buritizais and other swampy places. Live in small groups, sometimes associated with other birds that feed on seeds.