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Black-throated Saltator

Black-throated Saltator
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-24 0:23
Viewed: 1706
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Posted the wrong photo of this bird yesterday, sorry.

Another NEW BIRD for TN.

The Black-throated Saltator, saltator atricollis, is about 20.5 cm.
In the Pantanal it is fairly common in cerrado and shrubby campos. Bill mostly orange. Mainly brown above with obvious black foreface and throat and grey sides of head. Buffish below. Immature’s foreface and throat ashy brown; it is dark-billed. Simply patterned but distinctive; not likely confused.
A conspicuous bird that often perches atop low trees and shrubs, sometimes dropping to the ground to feed.

Song differs notably from that of other saltators, a fast and musical jumbled warbling, sometimes given by several birds more or less at once. Call a inflected “wheék... wheék...”. Probably not a “true” saltator.

Source: Birds of Brazil. The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil by John A. Gwynne, Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor and Martha Argel.

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Bom dia Peter

Another brazilian beauty my Friend.Wonderful bird and capture from a perfect POV against the blue sky.Wonderful colors and details.Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

Hey Peter,

It reminds me a Zebra finch without stripes. Very important new bird for TN. I wonder how many more you have :)


hallo Peter
Weer een nieuwe op TN je blijft maar sturen
leuke foto met veel details te zien van de prachtige gekleurde snavel
bedankt weer
gr lou

Hi Peter,
Definitely better version than the one yesterday. Colors are still washed out a little, but the bird isn't oversharpened at least. As mentioned yesterday, congratulations for posting a new species again and thanks for your essential contribution on TN.
Best regards, László

Peter, hello,
Beautiful new one for TN. EXCELLENT WORK. Love your notes.
Not over-sharpened this time.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Have deleted the older version from my files ... the "work-shopped" one ... you know what I'm talking about!!!
Best and most kind regards from Canada,

Hello Peter-Thanks for posting this New Species again in TN.Nice colour and sharpness.Regards and have a nice Sunday-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-24 10:06]

Hi Peter,another great capture and another magnificent new entry on the TN gallery! Beautiful specie caught very well in an imposing perspective and the usual excellent detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

The same great compo MF Peter and same top quality. Fantatsic colours excellent sharp.


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-08-24 11:00]

Thanks for the gift of a new species, Peter. Congratulations and thanks TN community.

A hug.


Hello Peter

Another new bird from you on TN, excellent photo of this bird,
the bird's pose framed diagonally in the image it gives
dynamism to the photo, with excellent light and contrast, TFS


Hello Peter!
Thanks for introducing a new bird to this gallery. Taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and details. Contrast with light blue sky is great and so is the light management. Thanks for sharing this fine composition,
Best Regards,

Hello Peter,

Hope you are well. I have seen both of your shots and here I would surely agree with Laszlo as far as the quality of the shots goes but what matters most to me, Peter, is your invaluable contribution of this species to TN and this is of utmost importance and means everything. If quality gets comprised for a broader important purpose, it is acceptable,thanks a lot for sharing,take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Peter,
Brilliant capture.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Peter,
a fine portrait of this nice little bird. Good work

Hello Peter
Interesting species and beautiful photo with excellent composition and nice lighting.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-25 12:15]

Hi Peter,

Very nice composition with the bird and the brench of tree, the sharpness is good.
Excellent capture and the texture of the plumage is beautiful, great job here.
My best regards.
john vantighem

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-25 18:37]

Hello Peter,
Much better shot Peter and definitely a keeper in my book.
Even though it's plumage is mostly earth toned in color, that bright orange beak and black mask is a real showcase. A beautiful specimen and another first for TN. Congratulations for your educational and photogenic contributions to the site. Well done!!

Ciao Peter, lovely composition with beautiful bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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