Brazilian name: Bico-grosso
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Thick-billed Saltator is distributed in south-east Brazil from Espírito Santo to the north of Rio Grande do Sul and adjacent areas of north-east Argentina.
It is found in the canopy and borders of forest and woodland.
The bill is bigger and shorter than in other saltators as well as having a noticeably curved culmen. It is black with orange at the base. It has a long white supercilium and the male has grey upperparts. Below the throat is buff with black malar stripes and is otherwise buffy-grey with deep buff on the vent.
|It is the only sexually
dimorphic saltator and the female has olive upperparts replacing
the grey of the male.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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