buff throated saltator birds
buff throated saltator birds

Buff throated Saltator

Saltator maximus

The Buff-throated Saltator is a species belonging to the Thraupidae family that can be commonly found in humid tropical lowlands. It prefers forest edges, plantations, and dense second growth as its habitat. The species is usually observed alone or in pairs, while foraging quietly in flowering or fruiting trees.

Its distinctive characteristics include a buff throat patch that is outlined by black moustache stripes. In birds from western Panama north, a black chest band can be seen around the buff throat. Compared to the larger Black-headed Saltator, the Buff-throated Saltator has less contrast between the head and back, and a longer white eyebrow than the Green-winged Saltator. You can witness the beauty of the Buff-throated Saltator on our bird watching tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo