Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus) - HBW 16, p. 414
French: Saltator ardoisé
Spanish: Pepitero Pizarroso
Other common names: White-throated/Slaty Grosbeak
Taxonomy: Loxia grossa Linnaeus, 1766, Cayenne, French Guiana.
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). Present species and S. fuliginosus sometimes treated as conspecific, and both sometimes placed in a separate genus, Pitylus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- saturatus (Todd, 1922) - E Honduras, Nicaragua, Caribbean slope of Costa Rica, Panama (Caribbean slope, and E from Veraguas on Pacific slope), NW Colombia (W of Andes) and W Ecuador (S to W Loja and El Oro).
- grossus (Linnaeus, 1766) - SE Colombia E of Andes (S from Vichada), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas, N Brazil (S to N Mato Grosso and Maranhão), E Ecuador (Sucumbíos S to Zamora-Chinchipe), E Peru and N Bolivia (Bení and NW Santa Cruz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Perched on a branch
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 2 years ago 3
Adult bird at a feeder.
Locality Parrot Park (NOP), Veldhoven, North Brabant Province, Netherlands
Tomasz Doroń 26 June 2009 3 years ago 2.7
Locality Tinalandia, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp saturatus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 14 November 2007 3 years ago 2.5
Male in a tree.
Locality Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Miriam Bauman 5 February 2011 2 years ago 2.2
Song Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 5 May 2010 2 years ago 4.5
Song. Also in the background : Hypocnemis cantator, Trogon rufus, Coereba flaveola
Locality Mana, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 2 May 2010 2 years ago 4
A bird singing twice (like a cat). Locality Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2011 1 year ago 3.7
One bird - Song - Also : Myrmotherula brachyura, Hylophilus muscicapinus
Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 26 June 2010 2 years ago 3
An unseen bird in the canopy. Locality Pousada Rio Azul, Pará State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 30 July 2007 3 years ago 2