Red-necked Tanager Tangara cyanocephala

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

Diet and Foraging


This species eats both fruit and insects (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgley and Tudor 1989).  Preferred fruits include pokewood (Phytolacca sp.), melastomes, Urtica, and myrtle (Descourtilz 1852, cited by Isler and Isler 1987).

Foraging Behavior

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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.