Orinocan Saltator Saltator orenocensis


The Orinocan Saltator is a distinctive, large tanager of northern South America.  Found from western Colombia into northern Venezuela, this species prefers open woodland and edge habitats below 400 meters in elevation.  Orinocan Saltator is gray above with black sides of the head, broad white supercilium, and mostly white underparts with buffy flanks and undertail; with its bright underparts, it is easy to identify in its range.  The species is vocal and often sings from exposed treetops with its repetitive, two-note whistled song.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Orinocan Saltator (Saltator orenocensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/orisal1