Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020
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Conservation and Management
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Crimson-collared Tanager is not globally threatened, and is classified as Least Concern by BirdLife International. It is very widespread, with an estimated area of occurrence of 789,000 km2, and is uncommon to common. Its range encompasses a number of parks and reserves, including Palenque National Park, Cascadas de Agua Azúl, Selva del Ocote, Sian Ka’an and Calakmul Biosphere Reserves, and Punta Put and Teacuterminos Lagoon Reserves (all in Mexico); Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary and the privately operated Chan Chich Lodge and Nature Reserve (Belize); Capiro–Calentura National Park and Guaimoreto Lagoon Wildlife Refuge (Honduras); Indo-Maíz Biological Reserve (Nicaragua); and La Selva Biological Reserve and Braulio Carrillo National Park (Costa Rica). Its range also encompasses much suitable habitat that is not formally protected.
Effects of Human Activity
Crimson-collared Tanager utilizes a variety of forest edge, bushy second-growth and disturbed habitats that buffer this species against potential habitat loss; indeed, it profits somewhat from the opening-up of heavily forested areas. Its range has contracted locally, especially in Chiapas, in Mexico, where areas have been almost completely deforested.
There is also a possibility of conflict with plantation farmers because the bird eats fruit and uses leaves and roots for nest building.