Blue-whiskered Tanager Tangara johannae



Conservation Status

Although not yet declared globally threatened, the Blue-whiskered Tanager is currently listed by the IUCN as “Near Threatened” (BirdLife International 2014). While the global population size has not been estimated, it is known to be decreasing moderately to rapidly due to increased habitat fragmentation, and is characterized by Parker et al. (1996) as having a “medium” conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds. It is also not known to occur in any protected areas (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001).

Effects of human activity on populations

Anthropogenic affects have significantly impacted this species. Its habitat in the Chocó forest region of the Pacific lowlands has rapidly declined due to logging, gold-mining, clearing for pastures, and palm and coca cultivation (Hilty 2011).

Recommended Citation

Blue-whiskered Tanager (Tangara johannae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: