Blue-and-gold Tanager Bangsia arcaei

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Said Hofiani, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns


Two nests have been recorded, one in Costa Rica and another in Panama. During the month of July, the nest in Panama had an adult with a single nestling, which the adult twice brought mashed pulpy red fruit. In Costa Rica, a female was observed in April bringing matted rootlets to a cavity while the male sang nearby. Both nests were 10-12 m above ground within moss (Isler and Isler 1987, Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Recommended Citation

Hofiani, S., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2015). Blue-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia arcaei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.