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Chlorospingus tacarcunae

Tacarcuna Chlorospingus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Emberizidae


Chlorospingus tacarcunae

Cerro Azul, Panama; 6 June 2009 © Bjorn Anderson (more images on

This bush-tanager is largely endemic to the Darién highlands on the border between eastern Panama and northern Colombia, although it is also found in a couple of other upland areas east of the Canal Zone in the first-named country. In Colombia, the Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager is found solely on Cerro Tacarcuna. It is generally found at elevations between 700 and 1500 m, and inhabits the lower and middle strata in humid forest. Like other bush-tanagers, this species is typically found in small flocks, which frequently mix with those of other birds. Principally yellow below and olive-colored above and on the head, the Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager has obviously pale irides, which should immediately identify the species.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Tacarcuna Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus tacarcunae), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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