Tangara velia (*)
Tangara velia (Linnaeus, 1758)
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The Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest of South America. The population of the Atlantic Forest has a far paler chest than the other populations, and has often been considered a separate species as the Silvery-breasted Tanager (Tangara cyanomelas). Today most authorities treat it as a subspecies of the Opal-rumped Tanager.
* BirdLife International 2004. Tangara velia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
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