Grey-headed tanager

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Grey-headed tanager
Eucometis penicillata -Manizales, Caldas, Colombia-8.jpg
At Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Eucometis
P.L. Sclater, 1856
Species: E. penicillata
Binomial name
Eucometis penicillata
(Spix, 1825)

The grey-headed tanager (Eucometis penicillata) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae, the only one in the genus Eucometis.

It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eucometis penicillata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.