Silvery-breasted tanager

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Silvery-breasted tanager
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tangara
Species: T. velia
Subspecies: T. v. cyanomelas
Trinomial name
Tangara velia cyanomelas
Wied, 1830

Tangara cyanomelas

The silvery-breasted tanager (Tangara velia cyanomelas) is a subspecies of the opal-rumped tanager but sometimes considered a distinct species Tangara cyanomelas. It is endemic to Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil.

When it was still considered a good species, it was listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ E.g. Baillie et al. (2004).


  • Baillie, J.E.M.; Hilton-Taylor, C. & Stuart, S.N. (eds.) (2004): 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A Global Species Assessment. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. ISBN 2-8317-0826-5
  • BirdLife International (2004). "Tangara cyanomelas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 July 2007.