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[[circled]] 1 [[/circled] dear "Wheet" or "Treet" Notes of Buff-throated Saltators really are hostile, this is a fact of some comparative interest. See also comments below. Buff-throated Saltators utter 2 types of Hoarse Notes. They utter Hoarse Screams which are apparently identical with those of Streaked Saltators. Captive individuals were heard to utter similar but shorter and (usually) much softer "whispered" notes during prolonged and violent disputes among themselves and with Streaked Saltators. These notes usually were uttered during contact fighting. Occasionally, they were uttered during long "lulls" between fights (where the combatants were exhausted) and/or immediately after a fight. In such cases, they were usually, or always accompanied by Gaping Move case, they were also accompanied by Belly-fluffing and dropping of the even gs (see below). They appeared to function as threat They probably were purely hostile and [[underline]] very [[/underline]] high intensity, produced when both attack and escape tendencies were very strong. The attack and escape tendencies may have been approximately equal to one another. Certainly escape was not as predominant as we all almost "Wheet" Notes, but attack may have been less predominant than in the Harsh Hoarse Notes of many related species. Buff-throated Saltators do not utter Hoarse Notes (considering all the Hoarse patterns as a unit) as frequently as do Streaked Saltators, CBT's or GBS's. They utter other calls and notes in many of the usual situations in which the latter species utter one or more type of Hoarse Notes. In this respect, Buff-throated Saltators resemble Yellow-winged Tanagers. It is possible, in fact, that the only two Hoarse Patterns of BTS's are strictly equivalent to the only two "pure" Hoarse patterns of Yellow-winged Tanagers, produced by the same combinations of tendencies, of similar strength, and [[?]]serving the same function(s). Wild Buff-throated Saltators were not heard to utter the softer type of Hoarse Note- probably because contact fights are relatively rare in
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