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Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota

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


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The conservation status of the Fawn-breasted Tanager has been listed by IUCN Red List as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). It received this categorization due to its large estimated range, about 2,110,000 km², and, although population size has not been quantified, it has been described as fairly common and there is no evidence of population declines or major threats. Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds. They occur in a wide range of habitat and P. m. venezuelensis may be expanding locally concurrent with the clearing of forests in the Andes. There are no known short-term risks.

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) lists this species sensitivity to human disturbance as low. There seem to be no direct threats to this species from humans.  Pipraeidea melanonota is known from the following protected areas: Argentina - El Rey National Park (Blake and Rouges 1997); Brazil - Aparados da Serra National Park (Basler et al. 2013), Tres Picos State Park (Parrini and Pacheco 2011), Parque Estadual do Jaraguá (Pense and Carvalho 2005), Serra da Canastra National Park (Silveira 1998); Venezuela - Yacambú National Park (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