Many thanks to Paco Madrigal of Cotinga Tours who corrected the identity of this bird.  The original post called this bird a Buff-throated Saltator but it is, of course, a juvenile Black-headed Saltator, which, just to confuse novice neotropical birders, have a buffy patch on their throat!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.