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Tángara Ala Amarilla, Huauchinango Puebla, México (9244926638) (cropped)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Thraupidae
Genus: Thraupis
Species: Thraupis abbas

Thraupis abbas (W. Deppe, 1830)

Type locality: Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.


Tanagra abbas (protonym)
Tangara abbas (W. Deppe, 1830) [acc. HBW]


Deppe, W. 1830. Preis-Verzeichniss der Säugethiere, Vögel, Amphibien, Fishe, und Krebse, welche von den Herren Deppe und Scheide in Mexico gessammelt worden, und bei dem unterzeichneten Bevollmachtigten in Berlin gegen baaew Zahlung in Preuss. Courant zu erhalten sind. Wilhelm Deppe, Berlin, 3 pp. [reprinted in Journal für Ornithologie 11(61): 54−60, 1863. BHL Reference page. First availabilty p. 2 p. 57 in reprint BHL

Vernacular names
English: Yellow-winged Tanager
español: Tangara alimarilla

The yellow-winged tanager (Thraupis abbas) is a neotropical member of the tanager family. It is of average size for a tanager, about 18 centimetres (7 inches long). It is distinguished by the yellow patches on its dusky green wings, marking an otherwise dark bluish and gray body. It has a pale lavender tone on its throat and breast. The juvenile lacks this color, but has an olive-green head and upper back.

Behavior and habitat
Chan Chich Lodge area - Belize

Like other members of the genus Thraupis, it is a species of open humid and mesic woodland. It often forms flocks of 50 or more members. It feeds on fruit, insects, and nectar. The call is high and sibilant, and may be given in flight or while perched.
Nest and eggs

The nest of the yellow-winged tanager is a small cup-shaped nest of dried fibers, leaves, and mosses. It is placed at mid-height on trees. The female lays 3 eggs, which are gray, mottled with brown.

The yellow-winged tanager is found on the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coasts from the states of Veracruz and the extreme south of San Luis Potosi in Mexico through the Yucatán Peninsula to Nicaragua, and on the Pacific coast from the Mexican state of Chiapas to Honduras. It is generally relatively common throughout this range. Since October 2010, it has been recorded in Los Chiles, northern Costa Rica.

BirdLife International (2012). "Thraupis abbas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

Webb, Sophie and Howell, S.N.G. Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. 1995. (ISBN 0-19-854012-4) Union de Ornitologos de Costa Rica - Updated CR List November 2011 -

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