Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii

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

Priorities for Future Research

Despite its conspicuous plumage, much of the basic biology of the Flame-faced Tanager remains undescribed. Information is lacking or incomplete regarding molts, life span, genetic differences and introgression between subspecies, predatory responses, territoriality, and population demographics. The nest, eggs, and breeding biology are also undescribed. Because its population is declining, it is important to direct research towards the Flame-faced Tanager in order to fill in gaps in information, and perhaps uncover data that could be used to help reverse this trend.

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