Dusky Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus semifuscus) - HBW 16, p. 304
French: Chlorospin ombré
Spanish: Clorospingo Oscuro
Other common names: Dusky-bellied Bush-tanager
Taxonomy: Chlorospingus semifuscus P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1873, near Quito, Ecuador.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this genus and Nesospingus, Spindalis and Phaenicophilus form a monophyletic clade that is sister to several New World warbler (Parulidae) genera (including Dendroica, Basileuterus and Vermivora), and are not closely related to other genera of present family. More recent evidence suggests that Chlorospingus is closest to genus Arremonops in family Emberizidae. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- livingstoni J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1940 - W slope of W Andes of Colombia from S Chocó (upper R San Juan) S to Cauca (Munchique area).
- semifuscus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - SW Colombia (Pacific slope in Nariño) and W slope in Ecuador (S to W Cotopaxi).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird singing Locality Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp semifuscus)
Josep del Hoyo 1 February 2005 8 years ago 55 sec 4.7
A bird calling Locality Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp semifuscus)
Josep del Hoyo 1 February 2005 8 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A bird in a tree. Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp semifuscus)
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 4 years ago 16 sec 3.3
Adult taking a water bath.
Locality Las Gralarias Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp semifuscus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 25 July 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Bellavista Lodge, Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Rafael Merchante 14 November 2010 47 weeks ago 3.7
A bird coming close to the playback in the high elevation of Montezuma Road
Locality Montezuma Peak, Tatama National Park, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 25 February 2012 1 year ago 3
Locality Las Gralarias Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
José Ardaiz 10 July 2009 3 years ago 2.9