French: Saltator olive German: Grünschwingensaltator Spanish: Pepitero verdoso
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837,
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. similis
d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 – E Bolivia, C & E Brazil (N Mato Grosso and Bahia S to Mato Grosso do Sul and C & NE São Paulo), Paraguay (except W), NE Argentina (E Formosa and Misiones S to Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and NE Buenos Aires) and N Uruguay.
S. s. ochraceiventris
Berlepsch, 1912 – SE Brazil (Paraná and SE São Paulo S to Rio Grande do Sul).
20·5–21 cm; 36–54 g (Brazil). Nominate race has crown dull greyish with greenish tinge, whitish supercilium, grey lores and ear-coverts; upperparts greenish-grey, rump grey,... read more
Song a short series of loud whistled notes, “chew-chew-cho-chewee”. Also gives series of hurried... read more
Woodland, including gallery forest and forest borders, and clearings. Lowlands to c. 1200 m.
Food and feeding
In study of faecal samples in Mato Grosso do Sul (S Brazil), insects the predominant item, supplemented by fruit and berries. Will take... read more
In Brazil, eggs being incubated in early Nov and recently fledged young seen early Dec to early Jan in Rio Grande do Sul, and adult... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in much of its range. Apparent expansion of range S in NE Argentina: first records in NE Buenos Aires during late 1980s, and species... read more
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