Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Lesser Antillean Tanager (Tangara cucullata) - HBW 16, p. 229

French: Calliste dos-bleu German: Rotkappentangare Spanish: Tangara Antillana
Other common names: Hooded Tanager!

Taxonomy: A.[glaia] Cucullata Swainson, 1834, no locality = Grenada.
Forms a superspecies with T. cayana, T. peruviana, T. preciosa, T. vitriolina and T. meyer­deschauenseei. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • versicolor (Lawrence, 1878) - St Vincent, in S Lesser Antilles.
  • cucullata (Swainson, 1834) - Grenada, in S Lesser Antilles.

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