French: Saltator à ailes noires German: Schwarzschwingensaltator Spanish: Pepitero alinegro
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
S. a. atripennis
P. L. Sclater, 1857 – Colombia (both sides of W Andes and W slope of C Andes from Antioquia S to Nariño) and extreme NW Ecuador (W Esmeraldas).
S. a. caniceps
Chapman, 1914 – disjunctly on W slope of E Andes of Colombia (Boyacá, Cundinamarca) and W Ecuador.
20·5 cm; 44–60 g (Colombia). Nominate race has crown, ear-coverts and malar region black (crown sometimes grey), broad white supercilium, patch at rear of ear-coverts white;... read more
Song in Ecuador a leisurely series of slurred notes with long pauses, rising and falling in pitch,... read more
Humid or wet forest and forest borders, also mature second growth, generally rather wet. Mostly 500... read more
Food and feeding
No published details of diet; apparently fruit. Often in mixed-species feeding flocks with other species, including S. maximus.... read more
Nest-building observed in mid-Apr in Colombia; in Ecuador, nest with young in mid-Dec and adults carrying nesting material in Feb. Nest a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in suitable habitat in Colombia; uncommon to locally fairly common in Ecuador.
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