Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Green-winged Saltator (Saltator similis) - HBW 16, p. 417

French: Saltator olive German: Grünschwingensaltator Spanish: Pepitero Verdoso
Other common names: Allied Saltator

Taxonomy: Saltator similis d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837, Corrientes, Argentina.
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). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • similis d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 - E Bolivia (Santa Cruz; one record Bení), C & E Brazil (N Mato Grosso and Bahia S to Mato Grosso do Sul and C & NE São Paulo), E Paraguay, NE Argentina (E Formosa and Misiones S to Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and NE Buenos Aires) and N Uruguay.
  • ochraceiventris Berlepsch, 1912 - SE Brazil (Paraná and SE São Paulo S to Rio Grande do Sul).