Green-capped tanager

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Green-capped tanager
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tangara
Species: T. meyerdeschauenseei
Binomial name
Tangara meyerdeschauenseei
Schulenberg & Binford, 1985

The green-capped tanager (Tangara meyerdeschauenseei) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to forest edge and gardens at altitudes of 1450–2200 m. in Puno, Peru, and La Paz, Bolivia. It is fairly common and possibly spreading,[2] but its small population has led to it being evaluated as Near Threatened by BirdLife International and IUCN.[1] It closely resembles the widespread burnished-buff tanager, but its mantle is bluer (male) or greener (female), and its crown is greenish-buff.[2] Its specific name commemorates the ornithologist Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2013). "Tangara meyerdeschauenseei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Schulenberg, T., D. Stotz, D. Lane, J. O'Neill, & T. Parker III. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9