Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Golden-chevroned Tanager (Tangara ornata)


French: Tangara orné German: Schmucktangare Spanish: Tangara adornada

Tanagra ornata


, 1789,

“in India Orientali”; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


See T. episcopus. Monotypic.


Coastal SE Brazil from SE Bahia S, extending inland to E Minas Gerais, to E Santa Catarina.

Descriptive notes

18 cm; one female 33 g. Fairly large tanager with bill thinner than in congeners. Male has loral area dusky, other­wise head, neck and upper breast shining cadet-blue,... read more


Song a series of up to c. 9 squeaky notes mixed with squeezed and slurred notes, much like that of... read more


Variety of wooded and semi-open habitats, including forest edge, shrubby clearings, gardens,... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit and arthropods. Reported as eating fruits of Livistona palms, figs (Ficus) and bananas. Occurs in pairs when... read more


Recorded in Oct and Nov. Nest cup-shaped, usually 1·5–9 m up in foliage of outer branch of tree or bush, sometimes among epiphytic... read more


Partially migratory, those in S portion of range moving N and those at higher elevations in... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Found in numerous protected areas in SE Brazil, including Serra da Bocaina, Itatiaia, Tijuca and Serra dos Órgãos National... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Golden-chevroned Tanager (Tangara ornata). 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 23 January 2020).