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Green-headed Tanager

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About the Green-headed Tanager

The Green-headed Tanager is a songbird found in Atlantic forest habitat in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay and parts of far north-eastern Argentina.

Like other birds of its genus, the Green-headed Tanager is a small and very colorful bird. The attractive plumage does well to hide the bird in the forest canopy. However, the Green-headed Tanager is also a regular visitor to bird feeding stations, where it is far more conspicuous.

The population trend for Green-headed Tanagers is stable and the conservation status is Least Concern as of March 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 March 2010
Scientific Name Tangara seledon
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. seledon
Birdorable Family Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.1 to 7.1 inches
.24 to .7 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Saíra-sete-cores (Brazilian)
  • 绿头唐加拉雀 (Chinese)
  • Tangara Třbarvá (Czech)
  • Trefarvet Tangar (Danish)
  • Prachttangare (Dutch)
  • Keikaritangara (Finnish)
  • Calliste à Tête Verte (French)
  • Dreifarbentangare (German)
  • Tangara Testaverde (Italian)
  • ミドリズキンフウキンチョウ (Zuaonanairofuukinchou) (Japanese)
  • Prakttanagar (Norwegian)
  • Tangarka Seledynowa (Polish)
  • Роскошная танагра (Russian)
  • Tángara Regia (Spanish)
  • Grönhuvad tangara (Swedish)