Yellow Grosbeak

Other Names: Mexican Yellow Grosbeak

Distribution: Discontinuously throughout coastal regions of northern South America.

Southern Yellow Grosbeak distribution range map

Description:

Size: 18-22 cm in length with a 27-30 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Both sexes have bold contrasts of yellow, white, and black or gray. Males' head and underparts are solid yellow (orange in Guatemalan populations). The back is black mottled with yellow, the rump is yellow, and the upper tail feathers are black with white tips. The wings and tail are black with distinct white spots, patches, and wingbars. Females are similar but the uppersides are more olive, with dark streaks on the crown and back. Black is replaced by gray, and the white markings on the wings, especially the white base of the primaries, are smaller.

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Yellow Grosbeak

Yellow Grosbeak

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
arizona
mexico
new mexico
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
black
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
cardinals and grosbeaks - cardinalidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species