Yellow-faced Grassquit

Distribution:

Central Mexico to Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. Also Greater Antilles and nearby islands, such as Cayman Islands and Jamaica.  Vagrants reported in the US.  Introduced into Hawai'i.

Description:

Small bird measures about 3.9-4.2 in (10-10.7 cm) in length.  Weighs about 0.28-0.35 oz (8-10 g). Dark, cone-shaped bill.  Grey legs.

Adult Male: olive-green back, black face and chest, except for yellow t hroatand its face and breast are black apart from a bright yellow throat, "eyebrows" and lower eye spot.  The plumage below otherwise greyish yellow.

Adult Female: Smaller in size.  Dull olive-green above and paler grey below. Weaker / duller yellow face patterns.  Lower part of the bill is horn-colored.

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Yellow-faced Grassquit