Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version


Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota

Kim Gonzales, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns
Version: 1.0 — Published August 14, 2015


Welcome to Birds of the World!

You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.

For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in

Few nests of Fawn-breasted Tanager have been reported. A nest studied in Veneuzela was discovered in May (Alquezar et al. 2010). Birds in breeding condition were reported from Colombia in March and July (Hilty and Brown 1986), with a breeding condition male (testis 7 mm) singing from the top of a tree in a bushy pasture (Miller 1963. Nest construction in southwestern Ecuador was noted in the period from late January to early March (Best et al. 1996). Additionally, fledglings have been observed in July in Mérida, with juveniles observed in July and August in Junín, Peru (Fjeldå and Krabbe 1990). Nests in southern Brazil are reported from September and October (Belton 1985). The mossy nests are typically high and concealed in moss and epiphytes along horizontal branches (Belon 1985, Isler and Isler 1987, Alquezar et al. 2010). The only nest described in detail was cup shaped with a diameter of about 7-9 cm (Alquezar et al. 2010). The clutch size is 2, with incubation lasting 12-14 days, and the young remaining in the nest and cared for by both parents for 18-22 days before fledging (Alquezar et al. 2010).

Recommended Citation

Gonzales, K., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2015). Fawn-breasted Tanager (Pipraeidea melanonota), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fabtan1.01