Brazilian Tanager Ramphocelus bresilius



Conservation Status

The conservation status the Brazilian Tanager has been listed by IUCN Red List as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016). It received this categorization due to its large estimated range, about 378,000 km2, and although population size has not been quantified, it has been described as fairly common and there is no evidence of population declines or major threats. As mentioned before, this species is able to survive in urban and suburban environments (Hilty 2011). They can make use of second-growth and disturbed habitats; however, in some areas where heavy deforestation have taken place the local populations seem more sensitive or have disappeared from the region (Hilty 2011). Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

According to BirdLife International (2016), overall, there are no major negative effects of human activity. However, trapping may affect populations in some areas (Parker et al. 1996, Hilty 2011). Parker et al. (1996) considered the Brazilian Tanager to have a "low" degree of sensitivity to human disturbance relative to other Neotropical birds.

Recommended Citation

Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: