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 6 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 10 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