Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Ann McAfee and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song, most often heard at dawn, is described as "a series of short, sweet, warbled phrases" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001). Song may also be characterized by the sound of "Cheery cheery" and the answer, in a falling tone, "cheer to you" (Peterson and Chalif 1973). The call has been described as "a thin, strained squeak" (Hilty 2003).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

McAfee, A. and K. J. Burns (2010). Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.butsal1.01