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Melanospiza bicolor  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1189795

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Tiaris bicolor (Linnaeus, 1766)
  Common Name(s): Black-faced Grassquit [English]
    Cici verdinère [French]
    Semillero bicolor [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyThraupidae  – Tanagers  
                               GenusMelanospiza Ridgway, 1897  
                                  SpeciesMelanospiza bicolor (Linnaeus, 1766) – Black-faced Grassquit, Cici verdinère, Semillero bicolor  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor bicolor (Linnaeus, 1766)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor grandior (Cory, 1887)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor huilae (A. H. Miller, 1952)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor johnstonei (Lowe, 1906)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor marchii (S. F. Baird, 1864)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor omissa (Jardine, 1847)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor sharpei (E. Hartert, 1893)  
                                     Subspecies Melanospiza bicolor tortugensis (Cory, 1909)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: eBird/Clements Checklist (2021), database (version 2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from   
  Reference for: Melanospiza bicolor   
  Source: HBW and BirdLife Int. v.5 (2020), database (version 5)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: HBW and BirdLife International (2020) Handbook of the Birds of the World and BirdLife International digital checklist of the birds of the world. Version 5. Available at:   
  Reference for: Melanospiza bicolor   
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Melanospiza bicolor, Black-faced Grassquit [English], Cici verdinère [French], Semillero bicolor [Spanish]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, E. C., and L. Christidis, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 4th Edition, Vol. 2 Passerines   
  Page(s): lii + 752   
  Publisher: Aves Press   
  Publication Place: Eastbourne, UK   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780956861122   
  Reference for: Melanospiza bicolor, Black-faced Grassquit [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Incidental  






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