Thick-billed Saltator (Saltator maxillosus) - HBW 16, p. 418
French: Saltator à bec épais
Spanish: Pepitero Picudo
Taxonomy: Saltator maxillosus Cabanis, 1851, Montevideo; error = southern Brazil.
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 closely allied to S. nigriceps and S. aurantiirostris; interbreeding with latter has been reported, but recent studies state that there is little or no interbreeding. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Brazil (extreme SE Bahia and extreme E Minas Gerais S to Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul) and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird manipulating leaves with its bill and eating them Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 July 2004 6 years ago 42 sec 4.1
A perched bird calling Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 July 2004 6 years ago 18 sec 3.9
Bird chewing leaves to take the juice.We have noted many times this species feeding this form. Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 August 2006 41 weeks ago 19 sec 3