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Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis

Shireen Alnqshabandi and Kevin J. Burns
Version: 1.0 — Published June 1, 2012



Very little information. The breeding season at one site in western Colombia extends from January-August (Hilty and Brown 1986); similarly, Miller (1963) collected a breeding female in July at a different site in Colombia. Fledglings were observed in eastern Ecuador in November and February (Greeney and Gelis 2007). Two nests from Colombia (both encountered in February) were mossy cups at medium height in trees in clearing (Hilty and Brown 1986). Nørgaard-Olesen (1973) describe the breeding behavior of a pair in captivity. These birds built a nest in a hollow trunk and nest materials consisted of leaves and moss. The eggs (2) were white with brown spots. Incubation was performed by the female and after 15 days, the male began to bring food to the nest. About 20 days later, the first young fledged and three weeks later the young were independent of their parents.

Recommended Citation

Alnqshabandi, S. and K. J. Burns (2012). Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blntan1.01