Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Yellow-faced Grassquit

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing  the Yellow-faced Grassquit from Belize.

It is hard to believe but I never finished sharing all the lifers I saw while in Belize.. The Yellow-faced Grassquit was seen on the grounds of the Sleeping Giant Rainforest resort.. The few times I saw this bird they were poking around in the grass finding seeds or food.


The Yellow-faced Grassquit is a passerine bird seen in the Central America tropics. A small bird with a conical bill. The adult male has an olive-green back, it's face and breast are black. They have  a bright yellow throat, supercilia and lower eyelid spot. The rest of its underparts are a greyish olive.




They feed on grass seeds, insects and some berries..


Their main breeding season is in the summer, but they may nest February-April. Sometimes they may form loose nesting colonies.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my Belize  lifer the Yellow-faced Grassquit..

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

73 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

A pretty little bird Eileen!! What an amazing time you had in Belize!! It's on my list of places to visit!!

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what gorgeous coloring. i love the coloring at his tail feathers best. ( :

✿ chica said...

Uma foto mais linda que a outra! Parabéns! bjs, ótimo dia,chica

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting yellow throat that reminds me a bit of the white-throated sparrow.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cute little bird

Did I ever tell you how jealous I am of your Belize trip?

Reader Wil said...

Amazing that you could take such beautiful photos of such a lively bird. Does it have the size of a sparrow? Or is it smaller?
The colours are very striking.
Thanks for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Stewart M said...

I do like its rather cross looking eye-brows!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice bird.. Cheers!!!.. ;-)))

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely looking bird! Lovely photos

Debbie said...

what a beautiful bird eileen!! i love the bright pops of yellow around the eyes but the soft strokes of yellow within the body are just as pretty!!!

you must have a long, lifer list!!!

Irma said...

What a beautiful bird, Eileen.
Very nice with the yellow border around the eyes and chest.
This species is not in the Netherlands.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, que pássaro lindo!
Deve ser bem excitante percorrer esses trajectos e encontrar essas aves maravilhosas!
Tudo lindo por aí!
Abraço,
Ailime

Penelope Postcards said...

Cute bird peering through the grasses … the yellow markings look like eyebrows and he seems to be curious about who is looking at him in the last photo.

Felicia said...

well he's quite the dapper little fellow.

TexWisGirl said...

sharp looking bird!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a wonderful little bird and a thrill for you to have a chance to see it.

Linda W. said...

What a cutie! Love the last two pics where's he's looking right at you. I learn more about birds from reading your blog.

DeniseinVA said...

This is such an interesting little bird Eileen. I have enjoyed those you have shared while traveling. Thank you and have a great week.

Linda Gross said...

That is a pretty little bird. I miss my yard birds; need to put a feeder out. The bear(s) did in the feeders I had. I need to buy new feeders.

Julie G. said...

Such a pretty bird! I love the bright yellow eyebrows and throat. The subtle yellow/olive feathers on the body are just beautiful. What a joy it must have been for you to visit Belize and see so many new an colorful birds. Outstanding!

Noushka said...

What gorgeous little bird! Soo different from the birds we have here in France!!
Lovely pohotos, elileen!
Hugs, keep well!

Nancy J said...

Your photos show the yellow so well, lovely the green leaves, and dry ground in the last 2. Cheers.Jean

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful and colorful bird!!Great captures!!Gorgeous pictures!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi...

Pam :) said...

Beautiful captures of this lovely little bird, Eileen.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see this littlle bird face on

Andrea Priebe said...

What an interesting and beautiful little bird. I can understand why he would be a lifer because it would seem he doesn't travel far from home ... meaning of course that I will never see him unless I go to Belize, which isn't likely. So thank you for sharing a Blog lifer for me, Eileen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Andrew Fulton said...

What a lovely little bird to see... many thanks for sharing.

Ileana said...

Lovely little bird!

Stephanie said...

I really like the yellow markings on this bird.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What pretty markings on his head. I've never seen one of these..how neat! Hugs!

Ela said...

Gorgeous ! I love these yellow accents!
Greetings

Karen said...

Lovely yellow around the eyes and on the throat!

Phil Slade said...

It's a good looking bird and I would imagine easy to overlook just feeding in the grass like that Eileen.Lucky for us you didn't and instead took some beautiful pictures.

Enjoy the rest of the week Eileen.

Diane said...

Love the name of this bird and its unique markings. The pics made me laugh because the bushy eyebrows and markings under its beak reminded me of Groucho Marx!

Adam Jones said...

What a great little bird, and you can't beat a lifer. Wonderful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very pretty bird. I like the dark green colour.

The Artful Diva said...

I've never seen a bird like this before - he is a cutie! nice photos.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, what a great find. I've never seen one before.

NatureFootstep said...

I recognice that one. Think I had it in CostaRica. :) Nice to see it again.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful bird, Eileen... I've never heard of that one. The Grassquit is gorgeous --and he really did post for the camera.
Hugs,
Betsy

Our photos said...

Nice colors on this bird !

Carver said...

I love the yellow markings. Great shots.

Happyone said...

What a cute little thing he is. Love his face markings.

Bethany Carson said...

That's a neat-looking bird!

Al said...

That is such a pretty little bird.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet little bird! Such unusual coloring, too! How exciting to visit Belize! xo Karen

Cloudia said...

Thanks for showing me a new creature!





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a pretty, colorful bird!

Töyhtötintti said...

Hi Eileen!

It is a lovely looking bird!
These yellow markings on his head and throat are so wonderful.

Anu

September Violets said...

That is a cute little bird with those clear yellow facial markings. Thanks for sharing Eileen. Wendy

maryaustria said...

A beautiful bird!

Missy George said...

Pretty bird..Great pictures...All the way from Belize..thanks for introducing us...

Marie said...

Just love this wonderful little bird! You got some great photos of him!

BumbleVee said...

looks like he sees you....but, didn't seem to worried.....

Chris Rohrer said...

No way! That is such a tiny bird. Very nice close ups. Mine was taken at the end of a branch. Little bitty thing:) It's such an unusual little birds with very quick wing flapping.

Pat said...

Another lifer for you! What an attractive bird. I like the facial stripes.

Mike said...

What a great little bird! So many birds I've never heard of in Belize!

Iowa Voice

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

What a beautiful bird, the facial colouring is gorgeous. Take care.

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿彡。°
Amei as fotos! Lindassssss!

Ótimo dia com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
°。✿⊱。·..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely bird with a really neat and different name!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very nice views of the grassquit.

Ida said...

Cute bird. Looks like he has eye brows.

Adam Tilt said...

Lovely bird. Not one I've come across before.

diane b said...

I like his yellow eyebrows.

marshaleith said...

great shots...I have heard of this bird! Cute yellow eyebrows!!

Lynne said...

Such a pretty bird . . . Love the yellow marking and the mossy green even more . . ,

Cindy said...

Yes, I enjoyed her very much, lovely colouring nice pictures

4ncü Ev said...

A cute little bird that I have never seen before. I especially like the olive-green color on its back. Thank you for introducing us this species with your beautiful photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen, what a stonker.

Liz said...

What a sweet little bird! I love the bright yellow facial markings.

Mary Cromer said...

Ha ha when I first saw this beauty, I thought no way did she see this in Estes Park and then I went back and read it. Beautiful!

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderfully productive trip you had Eileen and this bird is a cutie... Have a wonderful weekend.. Michelle

Ela said...

Oh, what a beauty !!!!!!

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