Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Rebecca O'Malley and Kevin J. Burns


Breeding: T. parzudakii has been observed nest building in early August and in mid-October, adults have been observed carrying nest material in early December, and nests with young have been found in May (Greeney and Nunnery 2006, Greeney et al. 2010). Courtship feeding behavior has also been observed starting in February (Ridgely and Gaulin 1980, Hilty and Brown 1986, Isler and Isler 1987).
Incubation: Information is limited on the incubation patterns of the Flame-faced Tanagers. The female incubates the eggs, and the male most often brings the female berries while she incubates the eggs (Hilty and Brown 1986, Isler and Isler 1987). Observations have been recorded of adult pairs of T. parzudakii feeding berries to fledglings (Isler and Isler 1987).

Recommended Citation

O'Malley, R. and K. J. Burns (2012). Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.flftan1.01