Olive tanager

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Olive tanager
Chlorothraupis carmioli -Costa Rica-8.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Chlorothraupis
Species: C. carmioli
Binomial name
Chlorothraupis carmioli
(Lawrence, 1868)

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:

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chlorothraupis carmioli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 76.