Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis


The Black-winged Saltator is a fairly common resident of humid montane forest on the west slope of the Andes from southern Ecuador to northern Colombia. It is more difficult to see than some other species of saltator, perhaps due to its preference for the canopy and its avoidance of clearings. The Black-winged Saltator is a very distinctive species: its crown and sides of its head are black with a conspicuous white superciliary, and the bright olive back contrasts with the black wings and tail.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

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