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Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis

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

Priorities for Future Research

More information on the Paradise Tanager is still needed in order to provide a complete life history of the species. General research still needs to be done in the field on the molts, life stages, life span, population and demography, and sexual behavior. Much of the information that has been gathered thus far is from individual observations in different areas and no comparative research has been done between subspecies. Detailed research should be done comparing the different subspecies by looking at migration, vocalizations, plumage, behavior, and nesting in comparison to their phylogenetic relationship. This project is of a special concern due to the limited range of the subspecies T. c. chlorocorys, which is only found in northern and central Peru. If this subspecies is found to be significantly genetically different from the other subspecies, then further actions may need to be taken to conserve this taxon.

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.