Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Fulvous Shrike-tanager (Lanio fulvus) - HBW 16, p. 182

French: Tangara mordoré German: Braunbrust-Würgertangare Spanish: Tangara Fulva

Taxonomy: Tangara fulva Boddaert, 1783, Cayenne, French Guiana.
Genetically most closely related to the two Middle American species L. aurantius and L. leucothorax; replaced S of R Amazon by L. versicolor. Original spelling has often been cited as “sulva”, but this stems from typographical error in a later copy; original spelling is “fulva”. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • peruvianus Carriker, 1934 - E base of Andes in W Venezuela (Táchira) S to S & SE Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru (S to N bank of R Marañón and R Amazon in San Martín and Loreto).
  • fulvus (Boddaert, 1783) - SE Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), the Guianas, and N Brazil (N of R Amazon, E to Amapá).