Cone-billed Tanager (Conothraupis mesoleuca) - HBW 16, p. 159
French: Tangara de Berlioz
Spanish: Tangara Picuda
Taxonomy: Rhynchothraupis mesoleuca Berlioz, 1939, Juruena, c. 490 km NW of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Placement in present family has been questioned. Sometimes placed in a monotypic genus, Rhynchothraupis. On the other hand, has been suggested as being conspecific with C. speculigera, but new vocal information and knowledge of female plumage (female formerly unknown) indicate that it could be most closely related to White-naped Seedeater (Dolospingus fringilloides), currently placed in family Emberizidae. Further research required. Monotypic.
Distribution: W Mato Grosso (upper R Juruena basin) and SW Goiás (Das Emas National Park), in SC Brazil.
- Critically Endangered Enlarge map
A male perched, sings twice. Flies off at the end. Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Juan Mazar Barnett 28 January 2006 4 years ago 38 sec 3.9
This male was feeding side by side with double Double Collared Seedeater.
Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil
Edson Endrigo 3 January 2006 3 years ago 4.4
A male at the Lagoa da Capivara.
Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Bradley Davis 7 August 2009 4 years ago 4.3
Rare, but possible at the Jardim da Amazonia Lodge.
Locality Sao Jose do Rio Claro, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Edson Endrigo 31 August 2011 3 years ago 4.2
A male perched a the top of a tree.
Locality Sao Jose do Rio Claro, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 28 September 2014 5 weeks ago 2.7