blackthroatedgrosbeak

November 26, 2016 – Black-throated Grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus)

These grosbeaks are found in the forests of eastern Brazil, southeast Paraguay, and northeast Argentina. Little is known about their diet, though they tend to forage in the middle and upper levels of the forest. A closely related species, the Slate-colored Grosbeak, feeds on seeds, arthropods, and insects. The Black-throated and Slate-colored Grosbeak were previously placed in their own unique genus, Pitylus. Though there is little recorded data about their nesting habits, they are known to lay greenish-blue eggs and are often parasitized by Shiny Cowbirds.

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