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Buff-throated Saltator

Saltator maximus

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Fairly common in humid tropical lowlands. Favors forest edges, plantations, and dense second growth. Usually seen singly or in pairs, foraging quietly in flowering or fruiting trees. Buff throat patch is bordered by black chest band and black moustache stripes. Note less contrast between head and back than larger Black-headed Saltator, and longer white eyebrow of Green-winged Saltator.

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Neotropical Birds

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