Orinoco Saltator

Orinoco Saltator
Orinoco Saltator
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Saltator
Species: S. orenocensis
Binomial name
Saltator orenocensis
Lafresnaye, 1846

The Orinoco Saltator or Orinocan Saltator (Saltator orenocensis) is a species of cardinal (bird) in the Cardinalidae family. It is found in Venezuela in areas west, north, and upon the Orinoco River region and to the Caribbean coast; also border regions in adjacent northeast Colombia. It can also be found on the eastern shore of Lake Maracaibo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


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