Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Panama

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Identification & Behavior: ~20 cm (8 in). The Slate-colored Grosbeak is uniformly dusky grey with a white chin. The bill is thick and coral red. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of mature forests where is more often heard than seen. It is unmistakable within its range but see Black-fronted Nunbird.

Status: The Slate-colored Grosbeak is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Picogrueso de Pico Rojo.

Sub-species: Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus grossus), (Linnaeus), 1766

Meaning of Name: Saltator: L. saltator, saltatoris dancer, saltare= to dance. grossus: L. grossus thick, rough, coarse.

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

Distribution Map


    • 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. on 03/01/2016.