Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli) - HBW 16, p. 173

French: Pardusco d’O’Neill German: Brauntangare Spanish: Tangara Pardusca

Taxonomy: Nephelornis oneilli Lowery and Tallman, 1976, Bosque Unchog, on pass between Churubamba and Hacienda Paty above Acomayo, c. 3592 m, Huánuco, Perú.
Taxonomic affinities initially unclear, and had been suggested as being closely related to New World warblers (Parulidae); investigations of cytochrome b sequence data, however, indicate that it is related to a clade of mostly Andean tanagers in genera Hemispingus, Cnemoscopus, Pyrrhocoma, Thlypopsis and Cypsnagra. Monotypic.

Distribution: E slope of Andes of Peru in San Martín, La Libertad, Amazonas (Kuelap), and Huánuco (E of R Huallaga near Panao, and W to Cordillera Carpish).

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