Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Endangered

Carriker's Mountain-tanager (Dubusia carrikeri)


Taxonomy

French: Tangara de Carriker German: Santa-Marta-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara pechifulva de Carriker
Taxonomy:

Dubusia carrikeri

Wetmore

, 1946,

8500–9500 feet [c. 2590–2895 m], south side of main valley of Río Guatapurí, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

.

Hitherto (except when first described) treated as conspecific with D. taeniata and D. stictocephala, but differs from both in its denser blue streaking on forehead and eyebrow, forming a near-complete supercilium (2); buff vs black chin, throat and upper breast (3); and further from taeniata in its green-tinged dull dark blue vs matt black central crown to mantle and back (3); plus higher frequencies in song (3)#R; and further from stictocephala in its green-tinged dull dark blue vs dull grey-blue mantle and back (1); plus song consisting of 2–4 whistles instead of single whistle (3). Monotypic.

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Distribution:

Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.

Descriptive notes

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Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Global range (Extent of Occurrence) 4300 km². Apparently very rare. Thought to have a very small... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Carriker's Mountain-tanager (Dubusia carrikeri). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1344191 on 25 November 2017).