Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Saltator (8 species, 16 worldwide)

Saltators (genus Saltator) are medium to large tanagers with short thick bills. They were once grouped with Grosbeaks (family Cardinalidae).



Black-winged Saltator
Black-winged Saltator (Saltator atripennis)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia
  A large saltator (tanager).
   
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With nesting material.

Masked Saltator
Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus)
 
   
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Rare and local. Note long sectioned tail.

Blue-grey Saltator
Blue-grey Saltator (Saltator coerulescens coerulescens)
Pousada Rio Claro, Pantanal, Brazil  
   
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Slate-colored Grosbeak
Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus saturatus)
Rio Blanco, Guapiles, Costa Rica  
   
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Buff-throated Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus maximus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
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Olivaceous Saltator
Olivaceous Saltator (Saltator olivascens plumbeus)
Medellin, Colombia  
   
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Immature is olive with yellow brow and front.

Orinoco Saltator
Orinoco Saltator (Saltator orenocensis rufescens)
 
   
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Streaked Saltator
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus perstriatus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
  Sometimes has an orange or orange-tipped bill.
   
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An individual with an orange-tipped billed.


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