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Tangara arthus

Golden Tanager

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic 9 Subspecies

Authors: Cameron, Jennifer Lauren, and Kevin J. Burns


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Recommended Citation

Cameron, Jennifer Lauren, and Kevin J. Burns. 2010. Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: