Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager (Dubusia taeniata) - HBW 16, p. 207
French: Tangara à poitrine fauve
Spanish: Tangara Pechifulva
Other common names: Carriker’s Mountain-tanager (carrikeri)
Taxonomy: Tanagra (Tachyphonus) taeniata Boissonneau, 1840, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.
Molecular-genetic data indicate that this genus and Delothraupis are sister-taxa, with Calochaetes sister to both. Races have in the past been treated as three separate species. It was recently proposed that S race stictocephala be regarded as a separate species (carrikeri retained with nominate race), on grounds of known vocal and morphological evidence; this merits further examination. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- carrikeri Wetmore, 1946 - Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
- taeniata (Boissonneau, 1840) - Andes of Venezuela (Trujillo S to Táchira), all three ranges in Colombia (in W Andes mainly N & S ends, in Antioquia and Cauca), and both slopes in Ecuador and NW Peru (S to Piura and N Cajamarca N of Marañón Valley).
- stictocephala Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894 - E slope of Andes in Peru (from S side of Marañón Valley, in Amazonas, S to N end of Cordillera Vilcanota, in Cuzco).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched on a twig, looking around. Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (ssp stictocephala)
Yoel Jimenez 8 November 2012 14 weeks ago 1 min 28 sec 4.6
Adult bird feeding on the ground in rain Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
Cedric Prys-Roberts 9 October 2010 1 year ago 16 sec 4.5
looking around Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (ssp stictocephala)
Daniêl Jimenez 9 November 2012 12 weeks ago 50 sec 4.2
Adult male calling from a branch. Locality Loro Orejiamarillo Natural Reserve, Jardín, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Cedric Prys-Roberts 20 February 2012 1 year ago 20 sec 4
A bird forages through a bush. Locality Carpish Pass, Huánuco Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 5 November 2012 6 weeks ago 17 sec 3.4
calling Locality El Dorado Reserve, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp carrikeri)
Martin Kennewell 17 May 2012 5 weeks ago 17 sec 3.2
A ind perched so close and calling
Locality Jardín, Antioquía Department, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 26 February 2011 42 weeks ago 4
Locality Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp carrikeri)
Birding Brazil Tours 24 March 2013 6 weeks ago 3.8
Lateral view of an adult.
Locality Carpish Pass, Huánuco Department, Peru
Ken Havard 8 June 2012 45 weeks ago 3.3
perched in understory
Locality Papallacta, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp taeniata)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 28 November 2007 3 years ago 2.8
in a tree
Locality San Antonio del Tequendama, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp taeniata)
mauricio rueda 2 years ago 2.6
on a branch
Locality Chingaza National Park, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
oleicfrisbee 40 weeks ago 2.5