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 2 years ago 4.5
Adult foraging on berries.
Locality Awá Ethnic Forest Reserve, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 3 October 2013 12 weeks ago 4.2
Bird perched in a tree
Locality Lita, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Sam Woods 30 July 2011 2 years ago 3.1