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Golden-hooded Tanager

Tangara larvata


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.


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.


Characteristic call is a buzzy twittering.

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Bahía Drake, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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