Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)

The Buff-throated Saltator has a grey belly, black and buff throat (hence the name), white supercilliary and olive upperparts. It can be confused with the larger Black-headed Saltator, however the Black-headed does have a black nape and white throat, which is very distinctive. This species is very wary of humans, and although they approach fruit feeders, they make it hesitantly. At the first sign of human presence, they will fly away.

buff-throated saltator - saltator maximus - saltator gorgianteado (chayotero, chojui, comepuntas, sinsonte verde) (2)

A Buff-throated Saltator leans forward while perching on a small branch against a green background

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