Buff-breasted mountain tanager

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Buff-breasted mountain tanager
Dubusia taeniata imported from iNaturalist photo 42811486 on 1 December 2019.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Dubusia
D. taeniata
Binomial name
Dubusia taeniata
(Boissonneau, 1840)
Dubusia taeniata map.svg

The buff-breasted mountain tanager (Dubusia taeniata) is a species of Neotropical bird in the tanager family Thraupidae.

It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


The buff-breasted mountain tanager was formally described in 1840 by the French ornithologist Auguste Boissonneau from a specimen collected near Bogotá in Colombia. He coined the binomial name Tanagra taeniata.[2] The specific epithet is the Latin word for a "head-band".[3] This species is now placed in the genus Dubusia that was introduced in 1850 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte.[4][5]

Three subspecies are recognised:[5]

  • D. t. carrikeri Wetmore, 1946 – north Colombia
  • D. t. taeniata (Boissonneau, 1840) – central Colombia and west Venezuela to northwest Peru
  • D. t. stictocephala Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894 – north Peru to south-central Peru
Papallacta Pass - Ecuador


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Dubusia taeniata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103843076A119459928. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103843076A119459928.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Boissonneau, Auguste (1840). "Oiseaux nouveaux de Santa-Fé de Bogota". Revue Zoologique (in French). 3: 66–71 [67].
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 377. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  4. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1850). "Sur plusieurs genres nouveaux de Passereaux". Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences (in French). 31: 423–424 [424].
  5. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 3 November 2020.

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