Azure-shouldered Tanager (Thraupis cyanoptera) - HBW 16, p. 192
French: Tangara à épaulettes bleues
Spanish: Tangara Cianóptera
Taxonomy: Saltator cyanopterus Vieillot, 1817, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Recent molecular-genetic data do not support monophyly of genus as currently constituted: six (including present species) of eight species sampled embedded with Tangara, a finding that makes genus Tangara paraphyletic. Monotypic.
Distribution: Coastal SE Brazil from SE Bahia, Espírito Santo and E Minas Gerais S, mostly on coastal slopes of Serra do Mar, to N Rio Grande do Sul.
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Eating banana Locality Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 4 years ago 40 sec 4.3
An individual eating banana at a bird table. Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 June 2004 9 years ago 49 sec 4.1
A front view of an individual perched and eating. Locality Macaé de Cima, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 24 July 2015 12 weeks ago 11 sec 4
An adult perched on a branch Locality Parque das Aves, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Virgilio Yábar Calderón 3 March 2001 12 years ago 11 sec 3.3
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Sanhaçu de encontro azul
Locality Itanhaém, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Lindolfo Souto 20 April 2013 2 years ago 4.8
Rare at the canyon of Reserva Rio das Furnas, where Thraupis sayaca is common.
Locality Rio das Furnas Reserve, Alfredo Wagner, Santa Catarina State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Renato Rizzaro 13 June 2011 4 years ago 3.9
An adult at a feeder.
Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 21 November 2012 3 years ago 3.4
Adult bird perched
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 14 September 2012 2 years ago 3.3
Azure-shouldered Tanager in Persimmon Tree
Locality Serra da Bocaina, Brazil
Joel Hedgpeth 7 April 2009 6 years ago 3.3
Ventral view of perched bird
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Mikko Pyhälä 25 October 2010 5 years ago 3.2