Adapted from Jim Conrad's online book
A Birding Trip through Mexico
This excerpt from "The Cactus Desert at Zapotitlán"
in  southeastern Puebla state


Yellow Grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysopeplusIn the above list one of the prettiest species is the Yellow Grosbeak sketched at the right, 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.