Birds of Colombia

This Black-wing Saltator inhabits mostly at altitudes below 1500 m in the humid west Andean foothills of the Pacific region. Its length is approximately 20.5 cm (8.1 in). It has a black face with a bold white visible superciliary, a small white patch by the neck, and a white throat. Iris are orange or brown. Underparts are pale gray with black wings. The bright olive back contrasts with the black wings and tail. Sexes are much alike. The weight fluctuates from 44 to 60 g. This saltator prefers to be inside canopy avoiding open areas so it is very difficult to observe. A social bird that is found in pairs or small mixed groups. Easy to distinguish due to color pattern of the head.

Este saltátor se encuentra a alturas menores de los 1500 m a pie de loma de los bosques húmedos andinos frente a vertiente del oceáno Pacífico. Mide 20.5 cm (8.1”) y su peso alcanza entre 44 y 60 g. Su cara es negra con un banda superciliar blanca, mancha blanca en el cuello, plumas blancas en garganta y barbilla; y de pecho y vientre de tono gris claro. Ojos anaranjados o cafesosos. Su parte superior es verde oliva brillante. Alas timoneras, zona auricular y cola de color negro. Piernas, patas grises y su pico negruzo. Sexos similares. Es muy díficil ya que prefiere estar en el interior de los bosques. Fácil de distinguir por la distribución de colores en su cabeza.

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