Golden-crowned Tanager Iridosornis rufivertex


Four subspecies of the chubby-bodied Golden-crowned Tanager are recognized, across its range from Venezuela south to northern Peru. This strikingly plumaged tanager is speculated to be a nuclear component of mixed-species foraging flocks in low-stature woodlands close to the treeline. It is usually found in pairs or small groups of up to four. Most of the body feathers are deep violet-blue, with a black head and throat, topped by the bright golden crown, and tawny-coloured ventral region.

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

Recommended Citation

Golden-crowned Tanager (Iridosornis rufivertex), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: