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.
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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 4.3
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 4.3
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 6 years ago 28 sec 4.3
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A bird on a wire
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Miguel Emmanuelli 28 February 2010 4 years ago 4
A bird on a branch.
Locality Guárico State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 15 October 2005 5 years ago 4
e - Isla de Salamanca National Park, Magdalena Department, conservation birds at caribe area (Isla Salamanca, Tayrona National P
Locality Isla de Salamanca National Park, Magdalena Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Oswaldo Cortes - BOGOTA B... 3 April 2013 35 weeks ago 3.7
An individual close to a garden bird feeder
Locality Sanare, Lara State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 28 October 2009 1 year ago 3.4
A bird displaying on a electricity wire
Locality Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Eduardo López 2 August 2008 5 years ago 3.4
Image captured with the light of dawn
Locality Posada Granja El Ojito, Tocópero, Falcón State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 12 September 2013 29 weeks ago 3.3
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