Black-cowled Saltator Saltator nigriceps

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg



There is very little information on the behavior on Black-cowled Saltator. This saltator is primarily arboreal, frequently foraging in the middle canopy (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990), although it ranges down to the understory (Parker et al. 1996).


Black-cowled Saltator presumably is territorial, but there are no data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity, or for territory or home range size, for this species.

Sexual Behavior

Little information, but Black-cowled Saltator often is seen in pairs and so presumably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Black-cowled Saltator is typically seen singly or in pairs, which sometimes associate with small mixed species flocks (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b).


No reports of predation on Black-cowled Saltator?

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2015). Black-cowled Saltator (Saltator nigriceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.