Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cardinalidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc: Aguas Calientes, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc: Aguas Calientes, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc: No Data
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc: Mollebamba, Apurimac
Status: The Black-backed Grosbeak is uncommon to rare in the edges of montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1200-3200 m. It is also local in some inter-Andean Valleys. The Black-backed Grosbeak also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Picogrueso de Dorso Negro.
Sub-species: Black-backed Grosbeak (Pheucticus aureoventris terminalis), Chapman, 1919. Lower Andes of Peru (Amazonas and Cuzco).
(P. a. aureoventris), (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye), 1837. S Peru (Puno), S & E Bolivia (La Paz S to Tarija) and NW Argentina. Also, probably only in austral winter, WC Brazil (W Mato Grosso) and N Paraguay.
Meaning of Name: Pheucticus: Gr. Pheugo= to flee, pheuktikos shy, inclined to avoid. aureoventris: L. aureus= golden, gold and venter, ventris= belly.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.