Adult male. Photo: Mark Yokoyama/Flickr (CC BY NC ND 2.0)

Black-faced Grassquit

Melanospiza bicolor

Widespread in the Caribbean region is this dark, stubby little finch. Black-faced Grassquits live in brushy fields, clearings, and the edges of woods, often gathering in small flocks. Common in the Bahamas, they have strayed to Florida on several occasions.
Family New World Sparrows
Widespread in the Caribbean region is this dark, stubby little finch. Black-faced Grassquits live in brushy fields, clearings, and the edges of woods, often gathering in small flocks. Common in the Bahamas, they have strayed to Florida on several occasions.
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“Tik-zeee” or “Tik-zeee-zeee”
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Black-faced Grassquit

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the Black-faced Grassquit

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.