Grassland Yellow Finch
08 January 2010 15:10 Filed in: Thraupidae Tanagers Finches Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Mostardas Lagoa do Peixe
Copyright: monacoeye • All rights reserved • Lagoa do Peixe • November 2009
Bird name: Grassland Yellow Finch
Latin: Sicalis luteola
Other: Misto Yellow Finch • Sicalis luteola luteiventris
Family: Thraupidae • Tanagers
The Misto Yellow-Finch is a little hard to identify because of confusion with the Saffron Finch. Distinguishing features seem to be its lack of saffron colouring, and lack of stripes on breast in female and juvenile forms.
The Misto Yellow-finch is also regarded as a separate species by some. Like the Saffron Finch it is now placed in the Tanager family rather than with the Buntings.
Below, Grassland Yellow-finch.