Flame-crested Tanager Tachyphonus cristatus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 9 subspecies
  • Authors: Jessica Looney, Kevin J. Burns, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Priorities for Future Research

There are very few data about abundance, population size and demographics of Tachyphonus cristatus. This data is crucial in understanding the ecological success of a species. Descriptions of this species habitat are rather broad and are in need of more specific analysis. A better understanding of the habitat would further the knowledge of geographic distribution. Other gaps discovered in researching the Flame-crested Tanager concerned molts, breeding behaviors and ages, territoriality and competition, and predation.

Recommended Citation

Looney, J., K. J. Burns, and T. S. Schulenberg (2010). Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.flctan1.01