Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Black-backed Bush-tanager (Urothraupis stolzmanni) - HBW 16, p. 281

French: Urotangara de Stolzmann German: Stolzmanntangare Spanish: Tangara de Stolzmann
Other common names: Black-backed Finch/Brushfinch

Taxonomy: Urothraupis stolzmanni Taczanowski and Berlepsch, 1885, Hacienda San Rafael, 9000 feet [c. 2740 m], Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador.
Relationships uncertain; considered by some authors to be most closely allied to Chlorospingus, but regarded by some others as belonging in family Emberizidae and possibly closest to Atlapetes; molecular-genetic data indicate that it probably belongs in present family. Monotypic.

Distribution: Colombia in C Andes (Caldas and Cauca, and from Nariño) S to SC Ecuador (Tungurahua).