Plain-colored Tanager Tangara inornata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Yenice Zapata and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List categorizes the conservation status of the Plain-colored Tanager as Least Concern, due to its comparatively large range of 181,000 km2 (BirdLife International 2011). Since the range size is not declining or fluctuating and the population size seems to be stable, the Plain-colored Tanager is not considered a Vulnerable species (BirdLife International 2011). Parker et al (1996) also states that its conservation priority is Low. There is no population size estimate available and no set population trend (BirdLife International 2011).

Effects of human activity on populations

Development and agriculture often affects that habitats for many species, including tanagers. According to BirdLife International (2011), many species of tanagers are affected by habitat destruction and habitat fragmentation.

Recommended Citation

Zapata, Y. and K. J. Burns (2011). Plain-colored Tanager (Tangara inornata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.