Yellow-shouldered grassquit

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Yellow-shouldered grassquit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Loxipasser
Bryant, 1866
Species: L. anoxanthus
Binomial name
Loxipasser anoxanthus
(Gosse, 1847)

The yellow-shouldered grassquit (Loxipasser anoxanthus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown it to belong in the tanager family. It is monotypic within the genus Loxipasser.[citation needed] It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.


  • Raffaele, Herbert; James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele (2003) Birds of the West Indies, Christopher Helm, London.