French: Saltator gris German: Brasilsaltator Spanish: Pepitero grisáceo del Amazonas
Other common names:
Greyish Saltator (when treated as conspecific with S. grandis and S. olivascens)
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. azarae
d’Orbigny, 1839 – W Amazon Basin from E Colombia and W Brazil (E probably to R Negro region and, S of Amazon, to R Madeira) S to E Ecuador, E Peru and NE Bolivia (Beni).
S. c. mutus
P. L. Sclater, 1856 – N Brazil from lower R Solimões E on both banks of R Amazon to Amapá and Mexiana I, S to N Maranhão.
S. c. superciliaris
(Spix, 1825) – NE Brazil (S Piauí and N & W Bahia to N Minas Gerais).
S. c. coerulescens
Vieillot, 1817 – E Bolivia (Santa Cruz and Tarija), SW Brazil (Mato Grosso, W Rio Grande do Sul), N Argentina (S to La Rioja, Córdoba, Santa Fe and N Buenos Aires), Paraguay, W Uruguay and W Rio Grande do Sul.
18·5–21 cm; 49–67 g. Nominate race has crown greyish, supercilium from bill to above ear-coverts off-white, lores, face and ear-coverts mottled grey-brown... read more
Song varies much throughout range. For example, in Peru, a variable series of rich, slurred... read more
Occupies forest edge and second growth, including, in various parts of range, dry scrub, humid... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently varied in different parts of range. In lowland study in Argentina species was omnivorous, taking both seeds, especially those of... read more
Season Apr–Jun in Colombia, and late Oct to early Jan in Argentina. Possibly sometimes co-operative breeder, with helpers. Nest a... read more
Largely sedentary. Ringed individuals recorded moving just c. 150 m among forest patches in the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common across much of its range. Only recently discovered in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in far S of Brazil. Adapts well to human... read more
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