Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)

Order: Passeriformes Famly: Thraupidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.2 in). The Buff-throated Saltator is yellow-olive above and gray below. It has a pale superciliary, bold black malar stripes, and a buff throat. The bill is thick and blackish. Both sexes are similar. The Buff-throated Saltator is similar to the Grayish Saltator but is distinguished by having yellow-olive upperparts, buff throat, and by favoring the canopy of pristine or near-pristine forest habitats. Its range does not overlap with that of the Streaked Saltator.

Status: The Buff-throated Saltator is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1700 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in the humid forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Buff-throated Saltator also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Saltador de Garganta Anteada.

Sub-species: Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus maximus), (Statius Müller), 1776.

Meaning of Name: Saltator: L. saltator, saltatoris dancer, saltare= to dance. maximus: L. maximus greatest. super, magnus, great.

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Distribution Map



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.