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Seven-colored Tanager Tangara fastuosa

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

Priorities for Future Research

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.

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.