Red-necked Tanager Tangara cyanocephala

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Heather Macdonald Macdonald and Kevin J. Burns


No data available on birds in the wild, but Nørgaard-Olesen (1973) discusses one instance of breeding in captivity. This nest was made of grass and placed around 1.8 m above ground level. The eggs (n=3, cream colored with brown spots) were incubated for 12-13 days by the female. Nestlings were fed by both parents. The young fledged after 15 days and both male and female continued to feed them for 3.5 weeks (Nørgaard-Olesen 1973).

Recommended Citation

Macdonald, H. M. and K. J. Burns (2012). Red-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanocephala), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.