|Golden Tanager Tangara aurulenta
(aka Tangara arthus)
|Otún-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia and Refugio Paz
de las Aves, Ecuador
The Golden Tanager is distributed in the Andes from northern Venezuela to western Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest and forest borders at between 900 and 2,000 metres.
|There are about 8 sub-species with varying plumage on the underparts. Photo 1 is the sub-species T. a.
occidentalis while photo 2 is the sub-species T. a. goodsoni. Another species, Chestnut-breasted Tanager T. arthus has been split
from this species by the HBW and Birdlife International checklist on the basis of plumage
It feeds mainly on fruit but also on arthropods.
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