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Immatures are rather duller. Facial markings more dusky.
Some sources include the taxon simulans, which is included in Yellow-green Grosbeak by Clements1 and Ridgely and Gwynne2; simulans which is found in the Darien region of eastern Panama has yellow but no gray on underparts which makes it similar to Yellow-green Grosbeak but not to the other subspecies of Black-faced Grosbeak.
Two subspecies are recognized1:
In the past, Black-faced Grosbeak was included in Yellow-green Grosbeak as an additional subspecies.
Lowlands and foothills from sea level up to around 1000m.
The diet includes beetles, caterpillars, other insects, fruit, seeds and nectar.
The nest can be found up to 6m in a small tree. It is usually constructed from bromeliad leaves. The clutch consists of 3 brown-spotted greyish-white eggs which are laid between April and June.
Calls:sharp chip or tweet, buzzes and whistles; song - whistled cher chi weet, cher chir weet, cher chi chuweet.
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