Black-throated Saltator Saltatricula atricollis


The Black-throated Saltator is very widely distributed across the interior of eastern South America; it is almost endemic to Brazil, but for narrow extensions of its range into neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay, and is very largely confined to the Cerrado biome. Despite considerable habitat loss within this region in recent decades, this saltator remains a relatively common and conspicuous inhabitant of scrubby habitats, where its habit of perching atop bushes, low trees and even telephone wires and poles makes it easily observed. Mostly brown above, the black face and throat, and orange bill are easily observed distinguishing marks.

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Recommended Citation

Black-throated Saltator (Saltatricula atricollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: