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Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Michelle Torok and Kevin J. Burns

The Yellow-faced Grassquit is a small grayish-green finch that occurs from southeastern Mexico south to northern South America, and throughout the Greater Antilles. It is a common species that occurs in open grassy fields, pastures, roadsides, and clearings. Grassquits often travel in loose flocks, sometimes associating with other species, and primarily forage on grass seeds. In view of the relative abundance and large geographic distribution, the conservation status of the Yellow-faced Grassquit is assessed as of “Least Concern.”

© Matthew D. Medler

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

Recommended Citation

Torok, M. and K. J. Burns (2011). Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.