Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta) - HBW 16, p. 198

French: Tangara à boucles d’or German: Goldringtangare Spanish: Tangara del Tatamá

Taxonomy: Buthraupis aureocincta Hellmayr, 1910, Cerro Tatamá, 6700 feet [c. 2040 m], Chocó, Colombia.
In the past, genus sometimes subsumed in Buthraupis, but this treatment not supported by recent molecular-genetic studies, which place it in a separate clade, with Wetmorethraupis as sister to it; in addition, members of present genus are smaller in size and shorter-tailed than Buthraupis, relatively uniform in plumage, behaviourally less social and occur mostly at lower elevations. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Andes of Colombia: Las Orquídeas National Park (W Antioquia), and four sites in Chocó–Risaralda–Valle del Cauca border region (vicinity of Cerro Tatamá).