Golden Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Alternatively known as the Southern Yellow Grosbeak, in reference to its former unification with the Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysopeplus) of Middle America, the Golden-bellied Grosbeak is found only in South America, where it ranges discontinuously from northeast Venezuela to southernmost Peru. It overlaps in range with another ‘golden-bellied’ grosbeak, the Black-backed Grosbeak (Pheucticus aureoventris), which in contrast has a largely or entirely black head, according to sex. The Golden-bellied Grosbeak is usually a relatively abundant inhabitant of semi-open habitats, including forest borders, cultivated areas with trees, and scrub, and it occurs to 3000 m.

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

Recommended Citation

Golden Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: