Black-and-yellow grosbeak

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Black-and-yellow grosbeak
Black-&-Yellow Grosbeak (Male) I IMG 7362.jpg
Male at Bhandak Thaatch (8500 ft) in Kullu-Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Mycerobas
Species: M. icterioides
Binomial name
Mycerobas icterioides
Vigors, 1831

The black-and-yellow grosbeak (Mycerobas icterioides) is a species of finch native to the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, primarily the lower and middle Himalayas. It is in the Fringillidae family.

The species ranges across Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan where its natural habitat is temperate forests.



Eophona genus goes together with Mycerobas genus. Both genera form a single phylogenetic group.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mycerobas icterioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Guillén, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Lowy, E.; Zamora, J.; Varela, P.; Stefani, D.; Allende, L. M. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks, and rosefinches" (PDF). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/PL00000930. PMID 11529508.