Bush-Tanagers: Chlorospingus

Bush Tanagers are found in Central and South America.

They are traditionally placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae); however, recent studies suggest that they are closely related to the genus Arremonops in the Emberizidae family (buntings and American sparrows)

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The genus Chlorospingus contains the following species:

  • Common or Brown-headed Bush-tanager , Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
    • Dusky-headed Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus (ophthalmicus) postocularis
    • White-fronted Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus (ophthalmicus) albifrons
    • Dwight’s Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus (ophthalmicus) dwighti
    • Wetmore’s Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus (ophthalmicus) wetmorei
  • Tacarcuna Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus tacarcunae
  • Pirre Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus inornatus
  • Dusky Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus semifuscus
  • Sooty-capped Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus pileatus
  • Yellow-whiskered Bush-tanager or Short-billed Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus parvirostris
  • Yellow-throated Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus flavigularis
  • Yellow-green Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus flavovirens
  • Ashy-throated Bush-tanager, Chlorospingus canigularis

Common Bush Tanager
Ashy-throated Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus canigularis)
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