Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)


Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta)


French: Tangara à boucles d’or German: Goldring-Bergtangare Spanish: Tangara del Tatamá

Buthraupis aureocincta


, 1910,

Cerro Tatamá, 6700 feet [c. 2040 m], Chocó, Colombia




W Andes of Colombia: Las Orquídeas National Park (W Antioquia), and four sites in Chocó–Risaralda–Valle del Cauca border region (vicinity of Cerro Tatamá).

Descriptive notes

16 cm; male 39·5–46·6 g, female 44·6–46·5 g. Small and rather dark, with distinctive facial pattern. Male has lores, entire crown and... read more


Song a sharp, high-pitched “tseeeeuuur” in groups of c. 3–6 notes. Call a sharp... read more


Occupies wet mossy montane forest (cloudforest), especially along ridges, at elevations of c. 1600... read more

Food and feeding

Few data. Diet fruit and arthropods; stomachs examained contained 70–90% fruit; takes insects when foraging in mixed-species flocks.... read more


Season Feb–Jul; nests found in Mar and Jul, female feeding fledglings in Jun and stub-tailed juveniles seen in Jul, also male carrying nest... read more


No information. Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Rare to uncommon; locally common. Estimated global population fewer than 2500 individuals within total... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 February 2020).