Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas) - HBW 16, p. 193

French: Tangara à miroir jaune German: Abttangare Spanish: Tangara Aliamarilla
Other common names: Abbot’s Tanager

Taxonomy: Tanagra Abbas W. Deppe, 1830, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Recent molecular-genetic data do not support the monophyly of genus as currently constituted, with six of eight species sampled embedded with Tangara, a finding that makes genus Tangara paraphyletic; further research required. Monotypic.

Distribution: E & SE Mexico (from c. 15 km NW of Gómez Farías, in S Tamaulipas, and SE San Luis Potosí, and from Oaxaca) S on Caribbean slope to NC Nicaragua and on Pacific slope to S Honduras (possibly also NW Nicaragua); a published sight record from N Costa Rica.

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