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Opal-crowned Tanager Tangara callophrys

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Amanda Ashwill, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart

Demography and Populations

Opal-crowned Tanager is generally assumed to have numbers near the 10,000s (BirdLife International 2014); however, the general trend in the population is overall decreasing. There is not extensive research on the exact population numbers or demography for Opal-crowned Tanager. Parker et al. (1996) categorize this species as "uncommon" and "patchily distributed" relative to other Neotropical birds with a center of abundance in the lower tropical zone. No information is available on age at first breeding, life span, survivorship, parasitism, or population regulation for Opal-crowned Tanager.

Recommended Citation

Ashwill, A., K. J. Burns, and C. H. Richart (2015). Opal-crowned Tanager (Tangara callophrys), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.