Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae) - HBW 16, p. 295

French: Organiste à couronne rousse German: Braunscheitelorganist Spanish: Eufonia Coronirrufa

Taxonomy: Euphonia Anneae Cassin, 1865, Santa Rosa, Costa Rica.
Recent molecular-genetic analysis indicates that genus belongs in family Fringillidae. May form a superspecies with E. xanthogaster. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • anneae Cassin, 1865 - Caribbean foothills from Costa Rica E to W Panama (Volcán de Chiriquí).
  • rufivertex Salvin, 1866 - both slopes in Panama (from Veraguas) E to extreme NW Colombia (area of Cerro Tacarcuna, in foothills W of Gulf of Urabá).