Yellow-green Grosbeak Caryothraustes canadensis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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  • © Adrian Eisen Rupp

Usually encountered in small to mid-sized single-species flocks, which can form the nucleus for much larger mixed-species bands, the Yellow-green Grosbeak is an easily identified and usually fairly common bird, largely greenish yellow below and over the head, with heavy-based, largely pale bill, a black fore-face, and a more olive-green back, wings and tail. They draw the observer’s attention, despite being usually found in the subcanopy, by virtue of their loud buzzy calls, which are easily recognized. It is principally distributed over the Guiana Shield, but the species’ range also extends narrowly and discontinously south and east through the Brazilian littoral, where the Yellow-green Grosbeak reaches as far south as the coastal forests of Espírito Santo, and is also found in a tiny area of easternmost Panama.

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© Curtis Marantz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Yellow-green Grosbeak (Caryothraustes canadensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: