Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus)


French: Tangara à diadème German: Diademtangare Spanish: Tangara diademada

Tanagra diademata


, 1823,

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil




SE Brazil (Paraná and São Paulo E to S Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, S to Rio Grande do Sul), adjacent E Paraguay, Uruguay and NE Argentina (E from extreme E Santa Fe, S to N Buenos Aires).

Descriptive notes

19 cm; two males 35 g and 41·5 g. Rather robust tanager, colourful in good light but most often appearing blackish, with pale crown patch, feathers of forecrown short... read more


Dawn song, from high tree limb or treetop, a short, warbled “tio turri, weri tweee”,... read more


Variety of wooded to semi-open habitats, including Araucaria forest, dense low forest (... read more

Food and feeding

Much fruit, also flowers, buds and some insects; consumes sweet secretions of plant lice. In Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) reported as eating... read more


Breeding reported in Oct in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Builds a shallow nest 3–4 m up in tree or shrubs. Clutch 4 eggs, white or... read more


Reported as rather sedentary. Possibly migratory in S Uruguay and Argentina.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common in SE Brazil (from Itatiaia National Park S to Rio Grande do Sul); fairly common in Uruguay; decidedly local within most of its... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 4 April 2020).