Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Spangle-cheeked Tanager (Tangara dowii) - HBW 16, p. 236

French: Calliste pailleté German: Glanzfleckentangare Spanish: Tangara Caripinta

Taxonomy: Calliste dowii Salvin, 1863, San José, Costa Rica.
Molecular-genetic data indicate that this species, T. nigroviridis, T. fucosa and T. vassorii form a species group, with last-mentioned basal to the other three. Present species has been considered conspecific with T. fucosa, the two being similar in vocalizations, behaviour and habitat preference. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains of Costa Rica (from E Guanacaste and S Alajuela) E to W Panama (Chiriquí and Veraguas).