Black-winged Saltator (Saltator atripennis) - HBW 16, p. 415
French: Saltator à ailes noires
Spanish: Pepitero Alinegro
Taxonomy: Saltator atripennis P. L. Sclater, 1857, Popayán, Colombia.
Affiliations of genus uncertain; recent molecular-genetic analyses indicate that it does not belong with present family, and may be better placed with tanagers (Thraupidae). Races of present species weakly differentiated and differences possibly not constant; species perhaps better treated as monotypic. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- atripennis P. L. Sclater, 1857 - Colombia (both sides of W Andes and W slope of C Andes from Antioquia S to Nariño) and extreme NW Ecuador (W Esmeraldas).
- caniceps Chapman, 1914 - disjunctly on W slope of E Andes of Colombia (Boyacá, Cundinamarca) and W Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A bird eating banana at a feeder, then flying to a tree Locality Mirador Rio Blanco, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp caniceps)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2007 5 years ago 39 sec 4.9
A bird in a tree, then flying away Locality Arrierito Antioqueño Natural Reserve, Anorí, Antioquía Department, Colombia (ssp atripennis)
Josep del Hoyo 11 February 2007 5 years ago 30 sec 4.4
A dorsal and a front view of a bird on a branch. Locality Alto Aguacatal, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Pere Sugranyes 9 December 2007 4 years ago 12 sec 4
feeding on banana Locality Arrierito Antioqueño Natural Reserve, Anorí, Antioquía Department, Colombia (ssp atripennis)
Martin Kennewell 20 May 2012 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 22 sec 3.5
A bird eating small fruits Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 36 sec 3.4
A bird on a big leaf Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 19 sec 3.3
on a branch, showing black wings
Locality Km 18 Vía al Mar, Dagua, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 37 weeks ago 3.4
A male perched.
Locality Otún Quimbaya Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda Department, Colombia
Ken Havard 1 March 2010 30 weeks ago 3.2
Adult eating from the bananas
Locality Mindo Loma Lodge, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Photo-ay 30 July 2007 3 years ago 3
on a tree
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
oleicfrisbee 1 year ago 2