Green-headed Tanager

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 March 2010
Scientific Name
Tangara seledon
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. seledon
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 February 2019)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.1 to 7.1 inches
.24 to .7 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Saíra-sete-cores
Chinese (汉语) 绿头唐加拉雀
Czech (Cesky) Tangara Třbarvá
Danish (Dansk) Trefarvet Tangar
Dutch (Nederlands) Prachttangare
Finnish (Suomi) Keikaritangara
French (Français) Calliste à Tête Verte
German (Deutsch) Dreifarbentangare
Italian (Italiano) Tangara Testaverde
Japanese (日本語) ミドリズキンフウキンチョウ (Zuaonanairofuukinchou)
Norwegian (Norsk) Prakttanagar
Polish (Polski) Tangarka Seledynowa
Russian (русский язык) Роскошная танагра
Spanish (Español) Tángara Regia
Swedish (Svenska) Grönhuvad tangara
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