Drab Hemispingus (Hemispingus xanthophthalmus) - HBW 16, p. 169
French: Tangara aux yeux jaunes
Spanish: Hemispingo Modesto
Other common names: Dark Hemispingus, Drab Tanager
Taxonomy: Dacnis xanthophthalma Taczanowski, 1874, Maraynioc, Junín, Peru.
Genus has been thought to belong with New World warblers (Parulidae), but recent molecular-genetic data support placement in present family; monophyly of genus questioned, supported by some molecular data, but other molecular data equivocal. Forms a superspecies with H. verticalis, both formerly placed in separate genus, Pseudospingus. Monotypic.
Distribution: E slope of Andes in Peru (S side of Marañón Valley in Amazonas) S to W Bolivia (La Paz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird walking on the big leaves. Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 9 November 2012 48 weeks ago 42 sec 4.3
bird hopping from twig to twig Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 9 November 2012 41 weeks ago 30 sec 3.8
drab and distant in canopy, and not really admired! Locality Abra Barro Negro, Amazonas Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 30 October 2012 15 weeks ago 16 sec 3