Tangara fucosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tangara fucosa
Species Authority: Nelson, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Green-naped Tanager

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Angehr, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J
This species occurs within a very small range, and although its habitats are currently secure, and hence population trends are assumed to be stable, it is likely to be moderately susceptible to future human pressures. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Tangara fucosa is fairly common in the region of east Darién (Cerro Pirre, Cerro Mali, Cerro Tacarcuna and the Serranía de Junguruda), Panama (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgely and Gywnne 1989, G. R. Angehr in litt. 2000), with a further sight record of one bird near the ridge of Cerro Tacarcuna, north Chocó, Colombia (Pearman 1993).

Colombia; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Most records of this species are from montane evergreen and elfin forests and edge habitats above 1,350 m, although it is known to occur down to 550 m (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgely and Gywnne 1989), with a pair observed building a nest at c.940 m in the Río Sambú drainage of Darién province (Christian 2001).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a very small range and is therefore inherently at risk from any habitat loss or degradation, which is already occurring as a result of gold mining operations below this species's altitudinal range (Stattersfield et al. 1998). Completion of the Pan-American Highway link through Darién could be highly detrimental to this species (Wege 1996).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor trends in habitat cover within the species's range to identify potential threats. Campaign against the completion of the planned Darién Pan-American Highway link.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Tangara fucosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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