Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Laura Porturas and Kevin J. Burns


Breeding season in Colombia is apparently from February at least through June (Miller 1963, Hilty and Brown 1986).

Nest - The nest has been described as extremely flimsy (Murray 1970). This nest was built in captivity and built in the corner of wood framing.

Clutch size - 2 (Murray 1970)

Incubation - Murray (1970) bred the Golden-naped Tanager and reports that there is little fear of man or other predators in these birds, and they leave their nests for long periods of time. Incubation lasts approximately two weeks.

Parental Care - The fledglings occupy the nest for approximately three weeks while the mother feeds them insects and also possibly by regurgitation (Murray 1970).

Recommended Citation

Porturas, L. and K. J. Burns (2012). Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.