Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Kyle Lindenblatt and Kevin J. Burns

The Hooded Tanager is widely distributed in open woodlands, second growth, and forest edge. It usually is encountered in pairs or in small flocks (family groups?); they sometimes associate with other species, but often forage apart from other species. Despite its small size and warbler-like behavior, research suggests that this is a true tanager. Even more surprisingly, the closest relatives of the Hooded Tanager could be much larger species, such as the White-capped Tanager (Sericossypha albocristata).


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Lindenblatt, K. and K. J. Burns (2011). Hooded Tanager (Nemosia pileata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.hootan1.01