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Green-headed Tanager Tangara seledon

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Jenelle Agpaoa and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

According to the IUCN Red List, the Green-headed Tanager is listed at Least Concern relative to other avian species. Because the Green-headed Tanager has a comparatively large geographic range (673,000 km2), it does not approach the threshold for Vulnerable under the criteria established by the IUCN (Bird Life International 2012). The global population size has not been quantified. Parker et al. (1996) classified this species' conservation priority as "low" compared to other Neotropical birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) catergorize this species sensitivity to disturbance as "medium" compared to other Neotropical birds. The Green-headed Tanager occurs in the rainforest of southeastern Brazil, one of the most threatened habitats in South America. The species is now absent over many areas of its former range that have been recently deforested (Ridgley and Tudor 1989). Thus, while still common in protected areas, their numbers have likely declined.

Recommended Citation

Agpaoa, J. and K. J. Burns (2012). Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.