Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster) - HBW 16, p. 412
French: Cardinal à ventre blanc
Spanish: Picogrueso Carinegro
Other common names: Bishop Grosbeak
Taxonomy: Pitylus poligaster du Bus de Gisignies, 1847, Guatemala.
May form a superspecies, and has been treated as conspecific, with C. canadensis. Race simulans of latter sometimes included in present species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- poliogaster (du Bus de Gisignies, 1847) - Caribbean lowlands of Mexico (from C Veracruz, NE Oaxaca and N Chiapas E to S Quintana Roo), N Guatemala, Belize and N Honduras.
- scapularis (Ridgway, 1888) - Caribbean lowlands from E Honduras and Nicaragua S to Panama (Bocas del Toro, Veraguas and Coclé; formerly, or casually, farther E).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Group of Black-faced Grosbeak feeding in tree. Locality Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (Jaguar Preserve), Stann Creek District, Belize
Wayne Hall 8 February 2007 5 years ago 40 sec 4.5
A bird in a tree, feeding on seeds, then flying away while calling. Locality Navalandia, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp poliogaster)
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2009 5 years ago 21 sec 3.9
Brief view of a bird in a tree and flying away. Locality Yaxchilán Archaeological Park, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp poliogaster)
Josep del Hoyo 12 April 2009 5 years ago 13 sec 3.7
An adult bird in a tree.
Locality La Quinta, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp scapularis)
David Lingard 9 March 2009 2 years ago 4.1
Bird eating berries
Locality Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp scapularis)
Josef Widmer 21 December 2014 6 weeks ago 3.9
Looking for guavas in garden!
Locality Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp scapularis)
Marc FASOL 23 August 2012 2 years ago 3.8
A bird in a tree.
Locality Navalandia, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp poliogaster)
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2009 5 years ago 3.6
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Chris and Megan Perkins 23 March 2010 4 years ago 3.5
Adult perched on a branch
Locality Lacanjá-Chansayab, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 3 May 2012 2 years ago 3.4