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Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Nikki L. Berneberg and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

The Paradise Tanager has a range estimated to be about 4,590,000 km2, which is very large, and thus is not expected to be vulnerable to human activities (BirdLife International 2011). One subspeices of Paradise Tanager has a fairly limited range, however: T. c. chlorocorys is restricted to northcentral Peru in the upper Huallaga Valley (Clements 2010). The global population size of Paradise Tanager has not been quantified, but it usually is regarded as "common" (Hilty 1986, Isler and Isler 1987, Clements et al 2001, Restall et al. 2007, Schulenberg et al. 2007, BirdLife International 2011).

Effects of human activity on populations

No specific conservation issues have been reported for the Paradise Tanager. Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.

Recommended Citation

Berneberg, N. L. and K. J. Burns (2011). Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.