Cinnamon Tanager Schistochlamys ruficapillus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Amanda J. Gonzalez, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart

Cinnamon Tanager is a resident of dense scrub and deciduous forest in eastern Brazil. Cinnamon Tanagers are medium gray above with a pale cinnamon throat and breast, black chin and lores, gray flanks, and cinnamon undertail coverts. These tanagers are encountered singly or in pairs, with one bird often sitting quietly in the crown of a tree. Cinnamon Tanagers forage for fruit and seeds in low trees and bushes. Some populations in central Brazil appear to migrate seasonally.


© Bret Whitney

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Gonzalez, A. J., K. J. Burns, and C. H. Richart (2015). Cinnamon Tanager (Schistochlamys ruficapillus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.