Masked saltator

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Masked saltator
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Saltator
Species: S. cinctus
Binomial name
Saltator cinctus
Zimmer, 1943

The masked saltator (Saltator cinctus) is a species of cardinal (bird) in the Cardinalidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The species is found in two small disjunct ranges, as well as smaller localized areas in Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.