French: Saltator à bec épais German: Dickschnabelsaltator Spanish: Pepitero picudo
Montevideo; error = southern Brazil
SE Brazil (extreme SE Bahia and extreme E Minas Gerais S to Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul) and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
21 cm; 48–54 g (four birds Brazil). Male has lores, area around eye and face dark brownish-grey, long white supercilium; crown and upperparts dark brownish-grey, upper... read more
Song a simple series of 4 loud notes, the third higher in pitch, “teeu-teeu-tew-tcheeuw”; call a... read more
Mostly canopy of montane humid forest and woodland borders; to 2200 m, rarely down to sea-level.
Food and feeding
Unusually for a passerine, seems to be mainly folivore, especially during dry season when fruit less available. Diet, based on dry-season... read more
Nest a cup made from roots, dry leaves and other vegetation, lined with fine fibres, rootlets and similar fine material, situated at low to... read more
Probably largely sedentary; tends to occur more frequently at lower altitudes during austral winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon. Formerly occurred also in E Paraguay (Alto Paraná), but no records since early decades of 20th century. Much of this... read more
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