|Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Brazilian name: Tempera-viola
Colombian name: Saltador Ajicero
|Serra Bonita, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil and
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
The Buff-throated Saltator is distributed from Mexico, through Central America and into most of northern South America and the Amazonian Basin. There is a disjunct population in eastern Brazil. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
It is found in secondary woodland and forest borders where it forages for fruit, flowers and nectar. It rarely eats insects.
|It is olive-green above with grey on the head and underparts. It has a white supercilium and a buffy throat bordered by black malar stripes. Some races, such as the ones in Central America, have a very different pattern on the throat with the buff being surrounded by a wide black margin.|
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