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Black-throated Shrike-Tanager Lanio aurantius


The Black-throated Shrike-Tanager and the White-throated Shrike-Tanager (Lanio leucothorax) replace each other geographically through Middle America, with the present species found in the north of the isthmus, in southeast Mexico (with the exception of the northern Yucatán Peninsula) to central Honduras. Males, like those of other shrike-tanagers, are highly distinctive, being largely yellow to orange-yellow over the entire body, with a black hood, wings, and tail, whereas females are also relatively large and large-billed tanagers, mainly olive-yellow below, and olive-green to brownish above, with grayish head. Its behavior is probably largely similar to that of other shrike-tanagers but has not been well described.

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Recommended Citation

Black-throated Shrike-Tanager (Lanio aurantius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: