Black-backed Bush-tanager (Urothraupis stolzmanni) - HBW 16, p. 281
French: Urotangara de Stolzmann
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One ind actively foraging in the pre-paramo bushes. Locality Los Nevados National Park, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 1 September 2009 3 years ago 22 sec 2.5
Locality Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
William Price 7 October 2012 1 year ago 4
Locality Papallacta, Napo Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 24 August 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Adult in small party
Locality Papallacta, Napo Province, Ecuador
nvoaden 1 November 2009 1 year ago 3.3
Bird perched in the bushes in the forest-paramo ecotone.
Locality Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 3 years ago 2.5