Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) - HBW 16, p. 211

French: Calliste multicolore German: Schwarzohr-Bunttangare Spanish: Tangara Multicolor

Taxonomy: Chlorochrysa nitidissima P. L. Sclater, 1874, Antioquia, Colombia.
Although genus traditionally placed next to Tangara in linear taxonomic sequences, genetic data, together with glistening plumage, leg morphology, and voice, indicate that the two genera are not closely related. Monotypic.

Distribution: Colombia: locally on both slopes of W Andes from Risaralda and extreme S Antioquia S to W Cauca (Munchique area); and C Andes at N end (Antioquia), on W slope (Quindío, and reported from Ucumari Regional Park, in Risaralda) and on E slope (Caldas).

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