Masked Mountain-tanager (Buthraupis wetmorei) - HBW 16, p. 202
French: Tangara de Wetmore
Spanish: Tangara de Wetmore
Taxonomy: Tephrophilus wetmorei R. T. Moore, 1934, south-east end of Culebrillas Valley, Ecuador.
Originally described in a monotypic genus, Tephrophilus; molecular-genetic studies indicate that this species is only distantly related to other members of present genus, and that it should probably either be returned to original genus or placed in enlarged genus containing numerous other mountain-tanagers. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Andes of SW Colombia (Quindío, and S on both slopes in Cauca and Huila to Nariño), S through Ecuador (mostly on E slope, from Carchi, W Napo and W Morona-Santiago S to E Loja and S Zamora-Chinchipe) and adjacent NW Peru (along Piura–Cajamarca border).
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Adult perched on a branch
Locality Guandera Biological Station, Carchi Province, Ecuador
Dubi Shapiro 31 January 2009 4 years ago 4.6
Adult perched in treeline scrub.
Locality Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 29 January 2015 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
William Price 7 October 2012 3 years ago 3.5
One bird of three or four birds that were moving through the treeline forest as a flock.
Locality Papallacta, Napo Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Scott Olmstead 14 February 2007 6 years ago 2.7