Silvery Tanager Tangara viridicollis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: M. Villalobos and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

The population trend of Silvery Tanager is believed to be stable, although the population size has not been quantified (BirdLife International 2011). The IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is rated as of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2011). Parker et al. (1996) consider it to have "low" sensitivity to disturbance and rank it as "low" in terms of conservation priority compared to other Neotropical birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

Currently the Silvery Tanager has a stable population. However, this population relies on the forest habitats. Therefore, conserving these habitats and limiting human disturbance in these areas will insure a continued stable population.

Recommended Citation

Villalobos, M. and K. J. Burns (2012). Silvery Tanager (Tangara viridicollis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.