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Golden-hooded Tanager

Tangara larvata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Forest edges and gardens throughout wet lowlands and into middle elevations; to 5,200 ft Typically travels in small groups or pairs, often with mixed flocks.

Notes:

Characteristic call is a buzzy twittering.

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Bahía Drake, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 8.69, Long: -83.67

Spotted on Sep 22, 2015
Submitted on Sep 28, 2015

Spotted for mission

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