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Yellow-faced Grassquit

(Tiaris olivacea)

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Male is small greenish bird with yellow throat and eyestripe; black forehead, under eye, and chest; olive-grayish belly;lemale is olive-colored, duller all over, with hint of yellowish eyestripe and throat; 10cm (4in). (Semillerito Cariamarillo).


Low, middle, and some higher elevations, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in very open sites such as grasslands, pastures, lawns, fields, roadsides.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivacea), Costa Rica