Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Tiaris (4 species, 5 worldwide)


Black-faced Grassquit
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor grandior) Male
Isla San Andres, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-faced Grassquit
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor grandior) Female
Isla San Andres, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Sooty Grassquit
Sooty Grassquit (Tiaris fuliginosus)
Fazenda Grotão, Brasília, DF, Brazil
  Darker than other birds in the genus.
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.


Dull-colored Grassquit
Dull-colored Grassquit (Tiaris obscurus obscurus)
Aguas Calientes, Peru
  The ancestor of Darwin's finches on the Galapagos Islands.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Male and female similar. The ancestor of Darwin's finches on the Galapagos Islands.
A more uniform and browner individual from Colombia (race,age,breeding?).

Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus pusillus) Male
Rancho Margot, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small and common seedeater found in tall grass.


© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba