Golden-chested Tanager (Bangsia rothschildi) - HBW 16, p. 198
French: Tangara de Rothschild
Spanish: Tangara de Rothschild
Taxonomy: Buthraupis rothschildi Berlepsch, 1897, Cachabí, 500 feet [c. 150 m], Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
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 Colombia (from C Chocó) S on Pacific slope to Ecuador (N Esmeraldas and SW Imbabura).
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A bird responding to playback perched fairly low along a road edge.
Locality La Union road, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Andrew Spencer 20 February 2012 4 years ago 4.5
Adult foraging on berries.
Locality Awá Ethnic Forest Reserve, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 3 October 2013 2 years ago 4.2
awa "road" near Lita
Locality Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Paul Noakes 20 January 2013 17 weeks ago 4
A nice ind. in a mix flog during the birding tour with Wally and Lois Goldfrank with MANAKIN NATURE TOURS.
Locality Alto Anchicayá Dam, Farallones de Cali National Park, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 7 April 2014 1 year ago 4
One ind that came to playback
Locality Alto Anchicayá Dam, Farallones de Cali National Park, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 14 June 2014 1 year ago 3.4
Bird perched in a tree
Locality Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Sam Woods 30 July 2011 4 years ago 3.3