Green-winged Saltator Saltator similis


Targeted by cagebird trappers and thus reduced in numbers, the Green-winged Saltator is resident over much of the Atlantic Forest region, from southern and eastern Brazil, south to Uruguay, and northeast Argentina. Mostly found below 1200 m, this saltator inhabits the middle levels and canopy of humid woodland and forest, where it is usually first located by virtue of its distinctive chew, chew, cho, chewee vocalizations. It partially overlaps in geographical range with the Thick-billed Saltator (Saltator maxillosus), which is generally but not exclusively found at higher altitudes, and the Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens). Largely grayish above, the mantle is olive-tinged and the wings are bright green, while the underparts are principally dingy gray, with a white throat bordered black over the malar.

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Recommended Citation

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