Orange-throated tanager

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Orange-throated tanager
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Wetmorethraupis
Lowery & O'Neill, 1964
Species: W. sterrhopteron
Binomial name
Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron
Lowery & O'Neill, 1964

The orange-throated tanager (Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron) is a threatened species of bird found very locally in humid forests around the Ecuador-Peru border. It is the only member of the genus Wetmorethraupis, named after the ornithologist Alexander Wetmore. It is closely related to another genus of tanagers, Bangsia.


  • Schulenberg, T., Stotz, D., Lane, D., O'Neill, J., & Parker III, T. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9