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Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis

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


Blue-necked Tanager has an extremely large range and the population trend appears to be stable; therefore, this species does not approach the threshold for Vulnerable under the range size or population trend criteria of the IUCN (BirdLifeInternational 2011). Although the population size has not been quantified, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (< 10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern (Birdlife International 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Blue-necked Tanager appears to benefit from deforestation. As a non-forest Tangara, it appears to be increasing in parts of its range where deforestation has occurred (Ridgely and Tudor 1989, Hilty 2003, Restall et al. 2007).

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