Grassland Yellow-finch (Sicalis luteola)
Grassland Yellow-finch, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image The Grassland Yellow-finch is distributed from Mexico, through Central America and into several areas in South America. There may well be more than one species involved. It is found in tall grassland and beside marshes.

It is olive-brown above with dark streaks on the crown and back. It is bright yellow round the eyes and on the lores. Below it is yellow with olive on the breast. These photos are of the sub-species S. l. luteiventris.

Grassland Yellow-finch, Caulin, Chiloe, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Grassland Yellow-finch, near Los Angeles, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image
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