Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Present species and S. grossus sometimes treated as conspecific, and both sometimes placed in a separate genus, Pitylus, but latest molecular evidence locates them in Saltator and finds them sufficiently divergent to represent two species#R. Monotypic.
E Brazil (E Pernambuco and Alagoas; Goiás; S Bahia and E Minas Gerais S to N Rio Grande do Sul) and NE Argentina (Misiones); possibly also SE Paraguay (no recent records).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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