Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Glaucous Tanager (Thraupis glaucocolpa) - HBW 16, p. 192

French: Tangara glauque German: Blauflecktangare 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.

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