Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Golden-chested Tanager (Bangsia rothschildi) - HBW 16, p. 198

French: Tangara de Rothschild German: Rothschildtangare 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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