Order
Passeriformes
Family
Thraupidae
Genus
Tiaris
 
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Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus

Michelle Torok and Kevin J. Burns
Version: 1.0 — Published January 7, 2011

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Introduction

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.”

Distribution of the Yellow-faced Grassquit - Range Map
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Yellow-faced Grassquit

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.yefgra1.01