“Bogotá ou Caracas”.
Previously listed as T. cyanoptera; however, with merging of Thraupis into present genus, that name becomes preoccupied by what was previously known as Thraupis cyanoptera, and is replaced by next oldest name for present species, argentea. Instead of lumping Thraupis into Tangara, an alternative arrangement would involve the use of several resurrected and several new generic names, with Stilpnia being established for this species (which would then become S. cyanoptera), T. whitelyi, T. viridicollis, T. phillipsi, T. argyrofenges, T. heinei, T. larvata, T. cyanicollis, T. nigrocincta, T. peruviana, T. preciosa, T. meyerdeschauenseei, T. vitriolina, T. cayana, T. flava, T. versicolor and T. cucullata#R. Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. whitelyi; sister (with whitelyi) to group containing T. viridicollis, T. phillipsi, T. argyrofenges and T. heinei. Monotypic.
N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts, and both slopes of E Andes at N end), Sierra de Perijá, and W & N Venezuela (Andes from Lara S to Táchira, mountains of C Falcón and Yaracuy, and N cordilleras from Carabobo E to Sucre and Monagas).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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