Black-throated Saltator Saltator atricollis


Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,500,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common but patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bolivia N Extant Yes
Brazil N Extant Yes
Paraguay N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Bolivia Área Natural de Manejo Integrado San Matías
Bolivia KAA-IYA del Gran Chaco
Bolivia Noel Kempff Mercado
Paraguay Arroyo Tagatiya
Paraguay Cerrados de Concepción
Paraguay Cerrado de Laguna Blanca
Paraguay Bosque Mbaracayú
Paraguay Río Negro - Pantanal
Paraguay Ypané Medio
Brazil Cerrados ao Sul de Brasília
Brazil Estação Ecológica de Águas Emendadas
Brazil Parque Nacional das Emas
Brazil Barragem de Boa Esperança
Brazil Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães e Adjacências
Brazil Parque Nacional de Brasília
Brazil Rios Negro e Aquidauana
Brazil Jalapão
Brazil Interflúvio dos Rios Tocantins e Paranã
Brazil Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural SESC Pantanal e Entorno
Brazil Matas Ciliares do Rio do Coco e Afluentes
Brazil Alto Rio Juruena
Bolivia Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve
Brazil Interflúvio dos Rios das Mortes e Araguaia
Brazil Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena e Entorno
Brazil Lizarda
Brazil Monumento Natural das Árvores Fossilizadas e Adjacências
Brazil Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros e Adjacências

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 600 - 1300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Saltator atricollis. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.