Black-bellied Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Josh Wauer, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

Black-bellied Tanager is considered to be a low conservation priority species relative to other Neotropical birds (Parker et al 1996). While they are not very widespread, they have been categorized as a species of "Least Concern" because their geographic range is not fragmented and their estimated population size has been constant for at least 10 years (Birdlife International 2016).

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) considered the Black-bellied Tanager to have a "low" degree of sensitivity to human disturbance compared to other Neotropical birds. As a species that occupies secondary habitats and forest edge, it may gain at least a short term advantage from human deforestation.

Recommended Citation

Wauer, J., E. R. Funk, C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2017). Black-bellied Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.