Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
Version: 1.0 — Published August 14, 2015
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Priorities for Future Research
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Though there are obvious gaps in known data on this species, Parker et al. (1996) list the research priority for Fawn-breasted Tanager as "low" compared to other Neotropical birds. Though the subspecies P. m. venezuelensis is fairly well characterized, very little is known about P. m. melanonota. There should be future studies evaluating the level of genetic divergence between the geographically isolated subspecies, and testing taxonomic hypotheses. Also, the information on this bird’s sensitivity and IUCN rating is based on the large distribution of the species in its entirety. However, P. m. melanonota appears much more sensitive with a greatly limited range and habitat suitability (Andrade and Marini 2002). More research should be done on this subspecies in particular to assess its conservations status.