Black-faced Grassquit

ABA 4

(Tiaris bicolor)

Black-faced Grassquit is a small, drab, rare tropical visitor to south Florida, with fewer than ten North American records. The IOC (International Ornithological Congress) and Cornell Ornithology both place grassquits in the family Thraupidae (tanagers), while the AOU continues to place this genus where they have traditionally been – in the Emberizid (sparrows) family. Black-faced Grassquit is believed closely related to the Darwin Finches of the Galápagos.

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