Backyard Birds

Golden Tanagers

The Golden Tanagers (Tangara arthus) belongs to the Tanager family. It occurs naturally in north-western South America; specifically, it is fairly common in the highland forests of the Andes (from Bolivia and northwards) and along the Venezuelan Coast.

The plumage is mostly golden-yellow with black to the back, wings, tail and ear-coverts. Some subspecies have partially/largely brown underparts.

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