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Black-throated Grosbeak - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luiz
Serrinha do Alambari, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2008
Saltator fuliginosus


22 cm (8¾ in)

  • Red bill


  • Slate-blue crown and upperparts
  • Black wing feathers, edged with slate-blue
  • Black face, throat and breast


South America: found in eastern Brazil, Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1], sometimes considered a subspecies of Slate-colored Grosbeak[2].


Humid forests and scrub, also secondary rainforest with bamboo.



Very little information is available about their diet, but it is likely to include seeds.


The eggs are greenish-blue. The nests are commonly parasitised by Shiny Cowbird


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)

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