Despite being a highly colorful and vulnerable bird, there is not much information about the life history of Seven-colored Tanager. More research is needed to better understand molt, life span, population, demography, and behavior. Because Seven-colored Tanager occupies only a small portion of the Atlantic Forest, a region that has been subjected to widespread habitat loss or degradation, this tanager warrants special concern and a higher research focus. Parker et al. (1996) list the research priority for the Seven-colored Tanager as "high" compared to other Neotropical birds.