Black-headed Tanager

The Black-headed Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-headed Tanager (Tangara cyanoptera) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Tangara cyanoptera. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. More

The Black-headed Tanager had to take an alternate name, Tangara argentea, because the Azure-shouldered Tanager, formerly Thraupis cyanoptera, has first claim on Tangara cyanoptera. Both Weir et al. (2009) and Sedano and Burns (2010) put Chlorochrysa in Cissopini, and we follow that here. Note that Klicka et al. (2007) found a somewhat different arrangement, with Chlorochrysa sister to Parkerthraustes, and the pair basal to several tanager tribes. More

Plain Antvireo, Fulvous-headed Tanager, Black-headed Tanager, Swallow Tanager, Trinidad Euphonia and Black-faced Grassquit are all regular. There is a particularly good stretch of forest at the top end of the park beyond the games court. A little further a field Turgua, beyond the Universidad Simón Bolívar, provides true cloud forest birding, though the habitat along the road has become very fragmented now. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Tangara
Species : cyanoptera
Authority : (Swainson, 1834)