A new species, and genus, of tanager is described

December 16, 2021
watercolor of a male and female tanager
Watercolor by Daniel F. Lane
A new tanager species, that was documented in part from an MCZ Putnam Expedition Grant in 2012, has been described and published in the journal Ornithology. The South American songbird is so distinctive that it warrants its own genus, Heliothraupis. The work is featured in Audubon.