Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Masked Mountain-tanager (Buthraupis wetmorei) - HBW 16, p. 202

French: Tangara de Wetmore German: Wetmorebergtangare 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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