Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii) - HBW 16, p. 219

French: Calliste de Schrank German: Goldbrusttangare Spanish: Tangara de Schrank

Taxonomy: Tanagra schrankii Spix, 1825, no locality = Tabatinga, River Solimões, Brazil.
Genetic data indicate that this species is part of a monophyletic group that includes also T. johannae, T. florida, T. arthus, T. icterocephala, T. xanthocephala, T. chrysotis and T. parzudakii. Taxon anchicayae, described from mountains above R Anchicayá, in Valle (Colombia), erroneously as a race of present species, is now known to be referable to T. florida. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • venezuelana Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1957 - S & SE Venezuela (E & S Amazonas and S Bolívar from upper R Caura E to upper R Caroní).
  • schrankii (Spix, 1825) - SE Colombia (from Caquetá and Vaupés) S through E Ecuador and E Peru to EC Bolivia (Santa Cruz), and E in Brazil (mostly S of R Amazon) to E Amazonas and extreme NW Mato Grosso.