Blue-and-gold Tanager Bangsia arcaei

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Said Hofiani, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

Demography and Populations

In Important Bird Areas in Costa Rica, about 2,500- 3,900 mature individuals of Blue-and-gold Tanagers are present, suggesting there are fewer than 10,000 mature individuals for the entire species. The overall population for immature and mature Blue-and-gold Tanagers has been estimated to be between 3,700- 15,000 individuals (Sánchez et al. 2009).

Parker et al. (1996) categorize Bangsia arcaei as uncommon relative to other Neotropical birds with a center of abundance in the Hill Tropical Zone. No information is available on the age at first breeding, life span, survivorship, parasitism, or population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Hofiani, S., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2015). Blue-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia arcaei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.