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Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Galo Buitrón


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Green-and-gold Tanager
eBird range map for Green-and-gold Tanager

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Green-and-gold Tanager occurs in western Amazonia, from southeastern Colombia east to southeastern Venezuela and central Amazonian Brazi, and south to northern Bolivia.

Green-and-gold Tanager is restricted to the lowlands. The upper elevational range in Colombia is ca 500 m (Hilty and Brown 1986); in Venezuela, up to 900 m (Hilty 2003); in Ecuador it occurs mostly below 1100 m, but locally up to 1500-1600 m (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a); it occurs up to 1600 m in Peru (Weske 1972, Schulenberg et al. 2010); and in northern Bolivia it also ranges up to 1600, although in Cochabamba and western Santa Cruz its occurs only up to ca 600 m (Herzog et al. 2016).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to western Amazonia.


Green-and-gold Tanager is found in a variety of forest types in western Amazonia and in the foothills of the Andes, including humid terra firme and várzea forest and adjacent forest edges, tall second growth dominated by Cecropia and river borders (Isler and Isler 1999). Although Green-and-gold Tanager occurs along forest edges and in cultivated lands, it does so only near large forest remnants.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Buitrón, G. (2018). Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.