The olive tanager (Chlorothraupis carmioli), also known as Carmiol's tanager (but see taxonomic info further down), is a species of bird traditionally placed in the family Thraupidae (tanagers), though some recent evidence suggest it is better placed in Cardinalidae (Cardinals).
It is often split into two species:
- Carmiol's tanager (C. carmioli, including subspecies magnirostris and lutescens). Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and far north-western Colombia (near the Panama border). The name commemorates the Swiss scientist Julian Carmiol who worked in Costa Rica.
- Olive tanager (C. frenata; monotypic). Found locally in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Chlorothraupis carmioli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 76.
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