Seven-colored Tanager Tangara fastuosa

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Allan Cabrero, Shannon E. Walsh, and Kevin J. Burns

Seven-colored Tanager is a brilliantly colored small bird with a turquoise green head, bright blue underparts, a black back, and bright orange lower back and rump. Within its restricted range in northeastern Brazil, Seven-colored Tanager can be found in forest and bushy second growth, searching for fruits and seeds. Due to its overall rarity, very little information is known on this species breeding biology. Often kept as a cage bird, this species also suffers from habitat loss and habitat conversion. Captive birds have been released back into the wild, but due to its restricted range and small, fragmented population, which is believed to be in decline, the IUCN Red List conservation status of Seven-colored Tanager is assessed as Vulnerable.


© Bret Whitney

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Cabrero, A., S. E. Walsh, and K. J. Burns (2015). Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.