Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male| Females | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Immature | Sex: Male | Loc. Lima, Peru
Status: The Blue-Black Grassquit is common in the coastal lowlands and the Maranon Drainage. It is also common in Amazonia where is known to occur up to 2200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish:Semillerito Negro Azulado.
Sub-species: Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina splendens), (Vieillot), 1817. Mexico (S from S Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango, S Tamaulipas and E San Luis Potosí) and Belize S through most of Central America to Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, and the Amazon Basin; also Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada.
(Volatinia jacarina jacarina), (Linnaeus), 1766. S & E Brazil (S from Mato Grosso and Maranhão) S to SE Peru, E Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina (S to Mendoza, Córdoba and N Buenos Aires).
(Volatinia jacarina peruviensis), (Peale), 1848. W Ecuador, W Peru and NW Chile.
Meaning of Name: Volatinia: Spanish volatín= acrobatic; based on “Volatin” of de Azara 1802-1805. jacarina: Tupí name Jacarini she who flies up and down, for a type of finch.
- 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.