Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Ochre-breasted Tanager (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni) - HBW 16, p. 322

French: Habia de Stolzmann German: Ockerbrusttangare Spanish: Tangara Pechiocre

Taxonomy: Phoenicothraupis stolzmanni Berlepsch and Taczanowski, 1884, Chimbo, Ecuador.
Molecular-genetic evidence indicates that this genus may form a monophyletic group with Piranga and Habia, and that all three are more closely related to cardinals (Cardinalidae) than to true tanagers. Races weakly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • dugandi Meyer de Schauensee, 1948 - Pacific slope of Andes in Colombia (Risaralda S to Nariño); extreme NW Ecuador (El Placer, in Esmeraldas).
  • stolzmanni (Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884) - W slope of Andes in Ecuador from Pichincha S to El Oro.