Golden-naped tanager

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Golden-naped tanager
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tangara
Species: T. ruficervix
Binomial name
Tangara ruficervix
(Prevost & Des Murs, 1846)

The golden-naped tanager (Tangara ruficervix) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.


Golden-naped tanagers have plumage similar to those of the metallic-green tanager, the swallow tanager and the blue-and-black tanager[2] as adults of all three species are primarily blue with black facial masking, however, the golden-naped tanager is the only primarily blue tanager with a golden or reddish crown patch or nape.[3] Females have a similar pattern to males, but have duller colors and a narrower nape patch. Juveniles of both genders have a primarily dull blue-gray coloration with a lighter breast and belly, and lack the distinctive golden nape.

Tangara ruficervix

External links[edit]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tangara ruficervix". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ridgely, Robert; Tudor, Guy (2009). Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292719795. 
  3. ^ Porturas, Laura, and Kevin J. Burns. 2012. Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: