left button
Sign in with Google
right button
Saltator, Rufous-bellied
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Saltator rufiventris
Argentina, Bolivia, Global, South America Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996). ...
Read More
It was long placed in the genus Saltator, which is now often classified in the cardinal family though it may belong with the tanagers. However, a 2007 DNA study found that the Rufous-bellied Saltator was closer to the Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager and the Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager than to the true saltators.[ 3] Because of this result and similarities in habitat and plumage, in 2010 the American Ornithologists' Union's South American Classification Committee recently moved this species' listing to the tanager family next to those two mountain-tanagers. In this classification, either the present species needs a genus name, or the genus Dubusia (Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager) needs to be expanded to include it and the Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager. However, nobody had proposed doing either as of October 2012, and the Rufous-bellied Saltator appears on the committee's list with "Saltator" in quotation marks.[ 4] [ 5] ...
Read More