23 December, 2009

Black-headed Saltator

Scientific Name: Saltator atriceps
Order: Passeriformes
Population Estimate: 500K to 5M
Location of Sighting: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Date of Sighting: December, 2009
Notes: Quite vocal and large birds. The first picture shows the beautiful color of this bird and the second shows its striking throat patch. We originally thought we saw the male and female of this species on this same branch in the second photo but it turned out to be two different species (the Black-headed and Greyish Saltators) as the females are similarly marked to the male.

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