Southern Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster)

Southern Yellow Grosbeak

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Cardinalidae | [latin] Pheucticus chrysogaster | [UK] Southern Yellow Grosbeak | [FR] Gros-bec a ventre jaune | [DE] Gelbbauch-Kernknacker | [ES] Picogordo Amarillo | [NL] Geelbuikkardinaal


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Pheucticus chrysogaster SA Venezuela to Peru
Pheucticus chrysogaster chrysogaster
Pheucticus chrysogaster laubmanni

Physical charateristics

The body is olive-yellow with a black face. Lores, area around the eyes and throat black. Crwon and nape yollow-green. Underparts yellow-olive with the center of the belly yellow. Sexes are alike. The bill is two colored front part blue grey, point part nlack

wingspan min.: 27 cm wingspan max.: 30 cm
size min.: 18 cm size max.: 22 cm
incubation min.: 0 days incubation max.: 0 days
fledging min.: 0 days fledging max.: 0 days
broods: 0   eggs min.: 0  
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South America : Venezuela to Peru


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. It is common in rain forests and mature capoeiras, where it lives in pairs or noisy flocks with up to 10 or 20 birds. Favors upper and middle strata of rainforest


No data

Feeding habits

Mostly berries and fruits, will also take insects. Forages in small flocks.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,800,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Southern Yellow Grosbeak status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Southern Yellow Grosbeak distribution range map

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