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Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Makenzie Mabry and Kevin J. Burns

The Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata) is a neotropical species that inhabits humid forest and forest edges. It belongs to the speciose genus Tangara and is often considered to belong to a superspecies with the Masked Tanager (Tangara nigrocincta) and Blue-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis). The Golden-hooded Tanager is brightly colored with a bright golden hood (from which it gets its name), turquoise blue wing coverts and rump, and black wings and tail. The main diet of the Golden-hooded Tanager is fruits and berries, but it consumes insects as well. Although the Golden-hooded Tanager is listed as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, there is little or no information on population size and demographics of this bird.


© David L. Ross, Jr.

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

Recommended Citation

Mabry, M. and K. J. Burns (2010). Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.