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Buthraupis montana (Azulejo real) (16394162371).jpg
Hooded mountain tanager, Buthraupis montana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Buthraupis
Cabanis, 1850

Buthraupis is a genus of South American birds in the tanager family. The two species are found in highland forest, woodland and shrub in the Andes and Santa Marta Mountains. They are among the largest tanagers, and all have a mainly yellow, blue and black plumage. As currently defined, the genus is polyphyletic.[1]

Species list[edit]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Buthraupis montana (Azulejo real) (16394162371).jpg Hooded mountain tanager Buthraupis montana Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
Masked Mountain-Tanager - Ecuador S4E4582 (23224210656).jpg Masked mountain tanager Buthraupis wetmorei southern Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru


  1. ^ Sedano, R. E., & BURNS, K. J. (2010). Are the Northern Andes a species pump for Neotropical birds? Phylogenetics and biogeography of a clade of Neotropical tanagers (Aves: Thraupini). Journal of Biogeography 37: 325–343.