Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Black-throated Saltator (Saltator atricollis)


Taxonomy

French: Saltator à gorge noire German: Schwarzhalssaltator Spanish: Pepitero gorjinegro
Taxonomy:

Saltator atricollis

Vieillot

, 1817,

Paraguay

.

See S. multicolor. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E & C Brazil (from N Ceará and Maranhão, also recently Pernambuco, S in interior to Mato Grosso, N São Paulo and S Minas Gerais), N & E Bolivia (La Paz, Beni and Santa Cruz) and NE Paraguay.

Descriptive notes

20–20·5 cm; one male 53·8 g. Forehead is dark brown, crown and upper­parts, including upperwing-coverts and remiges, dull dark brown with lighter... read more

Voice

Song a fast and musical jumbled warbling, e.g. “weet-jewir-p-weet­jeweer”, lasting... read more

Habitat

Dry caatinga and cerrado scrub, mostly at 500–1300 m, locally to 1800 m in... read more

Food and feeding

Diet in Minas Gerais (Brazil) mostly seeds and flower buds, followed by fruit and small numbers of invertebrates. Occurs in mixed-species... read more

Breeding

Few data available, all from Minas Gerais (Brazil). Birds carrying food to young in Mar–Apr, nest with well-feathered young on 17th... read more

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Quite common in parts of its range. First recorded in Beni, in NE Bolivia, in 2004, since when there have been several further observations. This... read more

Recommended citation

Brewer, D. (2018). Black-throated Saltator (Saltator atricollis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62206 on 18 November 2018).