Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Saltator (7 species, 15 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).

With nesting material.

Masked Saltator
Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus) Near Threatened

Rare and local. Note long sectioned tail.

Greyish Saltator
Greyish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens plumbeus)
Medellin, Colombia  

Slate-colored Grosbeak
Slate-colored Grosbeak (Saltator grossus saturatus)
Rio Blanco, Guapiles, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Buff-throated Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus maximus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  

Orinoco Saltator
Orinoco Saltator (Saltator orenocensis rufescens)

Streaked Saltator
Streaked Saltator (Saltator striatipectus perstriatus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
  Sometimes has an orange or orange-tipped bill.

An individual with an orange-tipped billed.

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