Cinnamon Tanager Schistochlamys ruficapillus

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


Conservation Status

The conservation status of Cinnamon Tanager has been listed by the IUCN Red List as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). It received this categorization due to its large estimated range, about 1,860,000 km2, and although its population size has not been quantified, it has been described as fairly common and there is no evidence of population declines or major threats. Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

Across its range, Cinnamon Tanager is subject to extensive human disturbance, with some of its habitat being converted to pastures and crops (Hilty 2011). Parker et al. (1996), however, lists this species as having "low" sensitivity to disturbance relative to other Neotropical birds, and it is thought to be able to use a variety of habitats (Hilty 2011). There are records of Cinnamon Tanager being sold in street markets in Recife, Pernambuco (Pereira and Brito 2005) and records of it being found in a threatened area of the lower Rio Tocantins in east Amazonian Brazil (Lees et al 2014). The Cinnamon Tanager is found in several protected areas in Brazil including Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve and Itatiaia National Park (Parker and Goerck 1997). There are also several recent sightings in Iguazú National Park in northeast Argentina (Hilty 2011).

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.