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Buff-throated saltator        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Saltators are large-billed South American finches that vaguely resemble grosbeaks.   These were photographed at about 1500 m altitude along the Manu Road in southeastern Peru, and at Montezuma Lodge near Tatama National Park, Colombia.  A highland relative is the golden-billed saltator.

  • Canon 1D4; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2104, 2015)