Carmiol's Tanager (Chlorothraupis carmioli) - HBW 16, p. 321
French: Habia de Carmiol
Spanish: Tangara de Carmiol
Taxonomy: Phoenicothraupis carmioli Lawrence, 1868, Angostura, Costa Rica.
Molecular-genetic evidence indicates that this genus may form a monophyletic group with Piranga and Habia, and that all three are more closely related to cardinals (Cardinalidae) than to true tanagers. This species often treated as conspecific with C. frenata, the two being morphologically very similar; further investigation desirable. Three subspecies provisionally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- carmioli (Lawrence, 1868) - Caribbean slope and lowlands and very locally on Pacific slope at low passes from E Nicaragua S to extreme NW Panama (vicinity of Almirante Bay).
- magnirostris Griscom, 1927 - W Panama (both slopes in Veraguas).
- lutescens Griscom, 1927 - from C Panama (Coclé and Colon locally E to San Blas and NW Darién, generally N & E of valleys of R Chepo and R Chucunaque, and on Cerro Tacarcuna) and adjacent extreme NW Colombia (slopes of Cerro Tacarcuna, in Chocó).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird calling. Locality Albergue Heliconias, Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp carmioli)
Richard Garrigues 14 August 2011 1 year ago 39 sec 3.5
A bird giving a call note and foraging. Locality Albergue Heliconias, Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp carmioli)
Richard Garrigues 15 August 2011 1 year ago 45 sec 3.4