Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Black-chested Mountain-tanager (Buthraupis eximia) - HBW 16, p. 201

French: Tangara à poitrine noire German: Schwarzbrust-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara Dorsiverde
Other common names: Blue-rumped Mountain-tanager

Taxonomy: Tanagra eximia Boissonneau, 1840, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.
May form a superspecies with B. aureodorsalis. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • eximia (Boissonneau, 1840) - Andes of SW Venezuela (S Táchira) and adjacent Colombia (Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca).
  • zimmeri R. T. Moore, 1934 - Colombia at N end of W Andes (páramos of Frontino and Paramillo) and in C Andes (Caldas–Antioquia border S to Tolima).
  • chloronota P. L. Sclater, 1855 - S Colombia on both slopes of Andes (from Huila and Cauca) S to NW Ecuador.
  • cyanocalyptra R. T. Moore, 1934 - Andes of S Ecuador S to N Peru (S to E Piura and N Cajamarca, mostly N of R Marañón).