The Blue-capped Tanager is common throughout its range, although its population size has not been officially quantified (Birdlife International 2014). Populations of Blue-capped Tanagers appear to be stable and the species does not seem to be directly threatened at the moment. Parker et al. (1996) categorize the Blue-capped Tanager as common relative to other Noetropical birds with a center of abundance in the middle montane elevational zone. No information available on age at first breeding, life span, survivorship, parasitism, or population regulation.