Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Robert Iddings and Kevin J. Burns


Little information. Specimens in breeding condition are reported from the western Andes of Colombia March-May (Miller 1963); from June and July in northern Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986); and from April in Cuzco, Peru (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Juveniles reported from April in Mérida, Venezuela; from March, April, and September in Colombia; from February, April, and August in Peru; and from November and December in Bolivia (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

The only reported nest was found in November in Puno, Peru (Isler and Isler 1987). The nest was found 12 m above the ground "in a clump of moss hanging from the underside of the lowest branch of a 20 m tree about 0.7 m from the trunk", and contained two eggs.

Recommended Citation

Iddings, R. and K. J. Burns (2012). Saffron-crowned Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.