This blog has photos of birds and other animals taken by a birder and amateur photographer. Included are personal photos and other photos taken on our trips: people, landscapes, nature, museums, etc.
Included are photos from the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Grand Cayman
Saturday, June 1, 2019
YELLOW-FACED GRASSQUIT (TIARIS OLIVACEUS), LA MESA RD., EL VALLE DE ANTON,COCLE PROVINCE,PANAMA, 5/24/2019
We can ID this bird as a male Yellow-faced Grassquit as follows:
Bright yellow superciliary and throat
Black face and breast
Dark bill and eyes
The Yellow-faced Grassquit is one of the tholospizan "finches", which are specialized Tanagers (Thraupidae). As such, they are closely related to the famous Darwin's finches.
The Yellow-faced Grassquit is a new species to our Photographic Life List,which now stands at 854.