24 May, 2011

Yellow-faced Grassquit

Scientific Name: Tiaris olivaceus

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical lowland shrub and grass land in Mexico, Central America, northwestern South America and several Caribbean islands.

Field Notes: Small olive green passerine with thick, short bill. Males and females both with yellow throat and superciliary, though much more pronounced in males.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Lodge, Costa Rica

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