[order] Passeriformes | [family] Emberizidae | [latin] Saltator grossus | [UK] Slate-Colored Grosbeak | [FR] Saltator ardoise | [DE] Rotschnabelsaltator | [ES] Piquigordo de Garganta Blanca | [IT] Beccogrosso ardesia | [NL] Witkeelkardinaal
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Distinctive red bill with a almost entire slaty-black-bluish plumage in the male. The throat is a distinctive white patch. The female is lighter colored an the underparts are olive-gray, the throat patch is white but small.
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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Prefers the middle and upper strata of humid rainforest.
It lives alone or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks. Although often heard, it is difficult to spot. Forages for fruit, berriesand also insects
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,300,000 kmÂ². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range