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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A notable genus of validirostral pityline tanagers of large size and sober coloration, with square tail, strong feet, sharp claws, and notched bill, as S. magnus. Also called Habia.
  • n. A genus of ichnolites of uncertain character.
  • n. The constellation Hercules.

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  • The hummingbird (Amazilia saucerottei australis) and the streaked saltator (Saltator albicollis flavidicollis) are two examples.

    Patía Valley dry forests

  • Lat. _ballare_ (with _ballator_ as synonymous with _saltator_) to the Ital. _ballare_ and _ballata_, to the

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • Endemic birds found in this ecoregion include the endangered Cochabamba mountain-finch (Poospiza garleppi); the maquis canastero (Asthenes heterura), rufous-bellied saltator (Saltator rufiventris), and chesnut canastero (Asthenes steinbachi) classified as vulnerable; the wedge-tailed hillstar (Oreotrochilus adela) and Tucuman mountain-finch (Poospiza baeri), classified as near threatened; and the citron-headed yellow-finch (Sicalis luteocephala) and bare-eyed ground-dove (Metriopelia morenoi), classified as a species of least concern.

    Central Andean dry puna

  • There is a high diversity of rodents including ground squirrels (Citellus rufescens, C. erythrogenus), hamster (Cricetus cricetus), jerboa (Allactaga saltator), voles (Microtus oeconomus, Clethrionomys rutilus), and steppe lemming (Eremiomys lagurus).

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • He explained the difference between the saltator and declamator, one of whom acted, while the other rehearsed the part; and from thence took occasion to mention the perfection of their pantomimes, who were so amazingly distinct in the exercise of their art, that a certain prince of Pontus, being at the court of Nero, and seeing one of them represent a story, begged him of the emperor, in order to employ him as an interpreter among barbarous nations, whose language he did not understand.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • One (probably _Dr.panognathus saltator_ of Jerdan) is described by M. Nietner as occasionally "moving by jumps of several inches at a spring."] [Footnote 2: Dr. DAVY, in a paper on Tropical Plants, has introduced the following passage relative to the purification of sugar by ants:

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

  • One (probably _Drepanognathus saltator_ of Jerdan) is described by M. Nietner as "moving by jumps of several inches at a spring."]

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Pomatomus saltator), and dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus

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  • A genus of birds in the cardinal family Cardinalidae. The name derives from the Latin word for "leaper" or "dancer," and was applied because of the way the birds hop on the ground.

    March 2, 2007