Finches (Fringillidae)

Yellow-faced Siskin (Carduelis yarrellii) - HBW 15, p. 549

French: Chardonneret de Yarrell German: Yarrellzeisig Spanish: Jilguero Cariamarillo

Taxonomy: Carduelis yarrellii Audubon, 1839, Upper California; error = Bahia, Brazil.
May form a superspecies with C. spinescens. Recent phylogenetic analysis indicates that South American siskins are only distantly related to the two Holarctic ones, but comprehensive review of all species currently included within present genus is required in order to determine true relationships. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Brazil (Ceará and Paraíba S to NC Bahia). Introduced to N Venezuela (Carabobo).