Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Pirre Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus inornatus) - HBW 16, p. 304

French: Chlorospin du Pirré German: Schwarzwangen-Buschtangare Spanish: Clorospingo del Pirre
Other common names: Mount Pirr(i)e Bush-tanager

Taxonomy: Hylospingus inornatus Nelson, 1912, Mount Pirre, 5200 feet [c. 1580 m], eastern Panama.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this genus and Nesospingus, Spindalis and Phaenicophilus form a monophyletic clade that is sister to several New World warbler (Parulidae) genera (including Dendroica, Basileuterus and Vermivora), and are not closely related to other genera of present family. More recent evidence suggests that Chlorospingus is closest to genus Arremonops in family Emberizidae. This species forms a monophyletic group with C. ophthalmicus and C. tacarcunae. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme E Darién (Cerro Sapo, Serranía de Jungurudó and Cerro Pirre), in E Panama, and NW Chocó (Alturas de Nique, including Cerro Nique), in NW Colombia.

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