French: Saltator à gorge noire German: Schwarzhalssaltator Spanish: Pepitero gorjinegro
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.
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
Song a fast and musical jumbled warbling, e.g. “weet-jewir-p-weetjeweer”, lasting... read more
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
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
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
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