Tanagers (Thraupidae)

White-winged Shrike-tanager (Lanio versicolor) - HBW 16, p. 182

French: Tangara versicolore German: Gelbstirn-Würgertangare Spanish: Tangara Aliblanca

Taxonomy: T.[achyphonus] versicolor d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Yuracares, Bolivia.
Despite close approach geographically by L. fulvus, which replaces this species N of R Amazon, the two are differentiated genetically by a remarkably large amount (7/0%). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • versicolor (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - S of R Amazon in E Peru (S of R Marañón), W Brazil (E to R Tapajós) and N Bolivia.
  • parvus Berlepsch, 1912 - EC Brazil S of Amazon (from R Tapajós E to lower R Tocantins, S to Mato Grosso) and extreme NE Bolivia.

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