Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Blue-throated Tanager (Chlorochrysa fulgentissima)


French: Tangara éclatant German: Braunohr-Bunttangare Spanish: Tangara gorjiazul

Chlorochrysa fulgentissima


, 1901,

Santo Domingo, Marcapata, south-eastern Peru


Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. calliparaea, but differs (in male) in its central crown patch small and yellow vs larger and rusty-gold (2); lower neck patch dull scarlet vs bronzy-orange, and not starting on lower ear-coverts (2); throat deep blue vs matt black, and continuing as broad deep blue breast narrowing to a well-defined broad stripe down belly (3); upper rump pale strong blue vs iridescent turquoise (ns[2]); head sides green like rest of plumage vs shot with pale blue (ns[2]). Monotypic.


E slope of Andes of S Peru (from Cuzco) S to Bolivia (S to NW Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Blue-throated Tanager (Chlorochrysa fulgentissima). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 April 2019).