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Green-naped Tanager Tangara fucosa
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This species occurs within a very small range, and although its habitats are currently secure, and hence population trends are assumed to be stable, it is likely to be moderately susceptible to future human pressures. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Taxonomic source(s)
AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American birds. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Distribution and population
Tangara fucosa is fairly common in the region of east Darién (Cerro Pirre, Cerro Mali, Cerro Tacarcuna and the Serranía de Junguruda), Panama (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgely and Gywnne 1989, G. R. Angehr in litt. 2000), with a further sight record of one bird near the ridge of Cerro Tacarcuna, north Chocó, Colombia (Pearman 1993).

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Most records of this species are from montane evergreen and elfin forests and edge habitats above 1,350 m, although it is known to occur down to 550 m (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgely and Gywnne 1989), with a pair observed building a nest at c.940 m in the Río Sambú drainage of Darién province (Christian 2001).

This species has a very small range and is therefore inherently at risk from any habitat loss or degradation, which is already occurring as a result of gold mining operations below this species's altitudinal range (Stattersfield et al. 1998). Completion of the Pan-American Highway link through Darién could be highly detrimental to this species (Wege 1996).

Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor trends in habitat cover within the species's range to identify potential threats. Campaign against the completion of the planned Darién Pan-American Highway link.

Christian, D. G. 2001. Nests and nesting behavior of some little known Panamanian birds. Ornitologia Neotropical 12: 327-336.

Isler, M. L.; Isler, P. R. 1987. The tanagers: natural history, distribution, and identification. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.

Pearman, M. 1993. Some range extensions and five species new to Colombia, with notes on some scarce or little known species. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 113: 66-75.

Ridgely, R. S.; Gwynne, J. A. 1989. A guide to the birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Stattersfield, A. J.; Crosby, M. J.; Long, A. J.; Wege, D. C. 1998. Endemic bird areas of the world: priorities for bird conservation. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Wege, D. C. 1996. Threatened birds of the Darién Highland, Panama: a reassessment. Bird Conservation International 6: 191-195.

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Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J

Angehr, G.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Tangara fucosa. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Thraupidae (Tanagers)
Species name author Nelson, 1912
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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