Adapted from Jim Conrad's online book A Birding Trip through Mexico, This excerpt from "The Cactus Desert at Zapotitlán" in southeastern Puebla state
In the list, one of the prettiest species is the Yellow Grosbeak sketched above, just as I saw him perched next to a bromeliad. This bird extends from western Mexico into Guatemala, and similar species (or maybe just subspecies...) are found as far south as Peru. Yellow Grosbeaks are found along forest borders, cut-over breaks, brushy woods and wooded canyons exactly like this in mountains and foothills. It's a little similar to North America's Evening Grosbeak, but that species has a much darker head and the white on its wing is much more extensive.