The Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus) can be found in lighter woodland, forest borders and shrubby clearings. Saltator is Latin for leaper or dancer, proceeding by leaps rather than by gradual transitions. The adult has a slate-grey head with a whitish supercilium. It has a strong beak, slightly convex at the tip. The upperparts are yellowish green, the underparts are pale grey, and the throat is white edged with black. Traditionally placed in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae), it actually seems to be closer to the tanagers (Thraupidae).