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.
20·5–21 cm; 49–67 g (Venezuela). Nominate race has crown greyish, supercilium from bill to above ear-coverts off-white, lores, face and ear-coverts... read more
Song varies much throughout range. For example, in Mexico, a rich, upslurred drawn-out “ch-... 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 one lowland study in Venezuela, diet predominantly vegetable, including fruits and flower... read more
Season Apr–Jul in Costa Rica, May–Oct in Venezuela, Mar–Oct (mainly May and Jun) in Trinidad, Apr–Jun in Colombia,... read more
Apparently sedentary; race brewsteri has occurred as vagrant in Tobago.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in much of its range. W Mexican race vigorsii has recently extended range N to colonize S Sonora. Adapts well to man-modified... read more
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