Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Golden-bellied Tanager (Cnemoscopus chrysogaster)


French: Tangara à ventre d’or German: Buschtangare Spanish: Tangara ventrigualdo

Chlorospingus chrysogaster


, 1875,

Tambopata, Junín, Peru


Usually considered conspecific with C. rubrirostris (which see), but differs in its dusky vs pinkish bill and legs (3); paler grey on throat (1); pale brown vs red eye (1); smaller size, notably in tail length (mean of 5 males 67.8 mm vs 10 male C. rubrirostris 76.7, with no overlap; allow 2); moreover, song said to lack repetitive quality of rubrirostris#R. Monotypic.

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Andes of NW & E Peru (Piura; Amazonas S to Junín); W Bolivia (near Tokoaque, in La Paz).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Golden-bellied Tanager (Cnemoscopus chrysogaster). 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 21 May 2019).