Glaucous Tanager (Thraupis glaucocolpa) - HBW 16, p. 192
French: Tangara glauque
Spanish: Tangara Glauca
Taxonomy: Th.[raupis] Glaucocolpa Cabanis, 1851, Caracas, Venezuela.
Recent molecular-genetic data do not support monophyly of genus as currently constituted: six of eight species sampled (present species not yet analysed) embedded with Tangara, a finding that makes genus Tangara paraphyletic. This species may form a superspecies with T. episcopus and T. sayaca. Sometimes considered conspecific with one or both of those, but differs markedly in plumage, voice and habitat. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Colombia (from N Bolívar and Atlántico) E across arid Caribbean coast of Venezuela (to Sucre, and inland in llanos S to Barinas, Apure, Guárico and N Anzoátegui); also Margarita I.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched, becoming alert and flying away Locality Cumboto, Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 October 2003 5 years ago 12 sec 3.9
A bird looking around on a branch Locality Cumboto, Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 October 2003 5 years ago 8 sec 3.6
An individual sitting on its nest and looking down Locality Cerro Chichiriviche, Morrocoy National Park, Falcón State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 5 years ago 28 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 9 photos
A bird on a wire
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Miguel Emmanuelli 28 February 2010 3 years ago 4
A bird on a branch.
Locality Guárico State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 15 October 2005 4 years ago 4
An individual close to a garden bird feeder
Locality Sanare, Lara State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 28 October 2009 49 weeks ago 3.4
A bird displaying on a electricity wire
Locality Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Eduardo López 2 August 2008 4 years ago 3.4
esta fotografia fue tomada en el corregimiento de camarones zona de amortiguacion del santuario
Locality Camarones, Riohacha, La Guajira Department, Colombia
ANDERSON ROSADO GOMEZ 10 April 2012 36 weeks ago 3
Locality Campo Boscán, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela
kperezleon 30 May 2010 3 years ago 3
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