Black-throated Shrike-tanager (Lanio aurantius) - HBW 16, p. 183
French: Tangara à gorge noire
Spanish: Tangara Gorjinegra
Other common names: Great Shrike-tanager
Taxonomy: Lanio Aurantius Lafresnaye, 1846, Colombia; error = Guatemala.
May form a superspecies with L. leucothorax, and in the past often treated as conspecific. Recent molecular data indicate that the divergence between the two is only 0·9%; their geographical distributions are discrete (although approach each other in Honduras), and the two differ mainly in some plumage characteristics; they perhaps represent a recent speciation event combined with rapid plumage divergence. Monotypic.
Distribution: Caribbean slope of SE Mexico (from C Veracruz) E to lower Yucatán Peninsula, S to N & C Guatemala, Belize and Honduras (E to vicinity of La Ceiba).
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Male perched on a branch
Locality Villa de Guadalupe, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 9 January 2016 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.7
Locality Tuxtepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Michael Retter 28 February 2011 4 years ago 3.6
Male watching over a mixed flock
Locality Lacanjá-Chansayab, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 5 May 2012 3 years ago 3.3
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