Eastern Chat-tanager


Eastern Chat-tanager
Eastern Chat-tanager
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Calyptophilus
Species: C. frugivorus
Binomial name
Calyptophilus frugivorus
(Cory, 1883)

The Eastern Chat-tanager (Calyptophilus frugivorus) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family.

It is found on the island of Hispaniola where it is now restricted to central and southern parts of the Dominican Republic. It formerly also occurred on the Samaná Peninsula as well as on Gonâve Island in Haiti. In the south-west of Hispaniola it is replaced by the Western Chat-tanager (C. tertius) which was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Eastern Chat-tanager.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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