Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus)

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

Age: Adult (flavidicollis) | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru

Age: Adult (peruvianus) | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Balsas,  Marañon Drainage

Age: Adult (inmaculatus) | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lima, Peru

Age: Adult (flavidicollis) | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Canchaque, Piura

Identification & Behavior: ~20 cm (8 in). The Streaked Saltator is olive green above. The underparts are variable ranging from plain whitish underparts (flavidicollis), grayish breast (inmaculatus), and heavily streaked (peruvianus).  The bill can be uniformly blackish or blackish with a pink or orange tip particularly in (peruvianus). It is the only saltator in most of its range but may have limited overlap with Grayish Saltator.

Status: The Streaked Saltator is fairly common in semi-open and scrub habitats on the coastal lowlands and foothills on the west slope of the Andes. It also occurs along the Marañon Drainage. The Streaked Saltator also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Saltador Rayado.

Sub-species: Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus flavidicollis), P. L. Sclater, 1860.  Lowland W Ecuador and NW Peru.
(S. s. immaculatus), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1892.  Arid coast of W Peru (Lambayeque S to Ica).
(S. s. peruvianus), Cory, 1916.  Marañón drainage of SE Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) and NE Peru (upper Marañón Valley in Cajamarca and La Libertad).

Meaning of Name: Saltator: L. saltator, saltatoris dancer, saltare= to dance. striatipectus: L. striatus striated, striare= to striate, stria= furrow and pectus, pectoris= breast.

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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.