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Tangara xanthocephala

Saffron-crowned Tanager

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic 3 Subspecies

Authors: Iddings, Robert, and Kevin J. Burns

Priorities for Future Research

Despite being considered of relatively low research priority (Parker et al. 1996), there are still many gaps in our knowledge of the Saffron-crowned Tanager and the genus Tangara as a whole. There is missing information in many areas of importance for this species including: population history, sexual behavior, molts, population and demography, predation, and territoriality. The diet is known in only general terms, and there is very little information about the breeding biology of Saffron-crowned Tanager. Also, without an accurate estimate of population density, it is hard to predict population trends, suggesting the species could become under threat and no one would know it.

Recommended Citation

Iddings, Robert, and Kevin J. Burns. 2012. Saffron-crowned Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=612716