Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Anant Deshwal, Pooja Panwar, and Ragupathy Kannan


Conservation Status

Black-headed Saltator has a very large geographic range, and has a very large population size; consequently, its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife Internation 2016).

Effects of human activity on populations

Increased logging and habitat fragmentation can prove to be a boon for this forest edge species; for example, at Palenque, Chiapas, in southern Mexico, the increased fragmentation of rainforest has led to an increase of the local population of Black-headed Saltator (Patten et al. 2010). More generally, Tramer (1974) noted that this species is more common in disturbed and partly disturbed habitats.

Recommended Citation

Deshwal, A., P. Panwar, and R. Kannan (2019). Black-headed Saltator (Saltator atriceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.