Other Names: Mexican Yellow Grosbeak
Distribution: Discontinuously throughout coastal regions of northern South America.
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.