French: Calliste doré German: Goldtangare Spanish: Tangara dorada
Tanagra (Aglaia) aurulenta
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. aurulenta
(Lafresnaye, 1843) – Western Golden Tanager – NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) and W slope of E Andes of Colombia (S from about latitude of Bogotá).
T. a. occidentalis
Chapman, 1914 – W slope of C Andes and both slopes of W Andes (S to Nariño), in Colombia.
T. a. palmitae
Meyer de Schauensee, 1947 – W slope of E Andes at La Palmita (Santander), in Colombia.
T. a. goodsoni
E. J. O. Hartert, 1913 – W slope of Andes in Ecuador, and probably also NW Peru.
T. a. sclateri
(Lafresnaye, 1854) – Eastern Golden Tanager – both slopes of E Andes of Colombia (from Boyacá and Santander S to Cundinamarca, and in Macarena Mts), probably also Andes of adjacent SW Venezuela (S Táchira).
T. a. aequatorialis
(Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885) – E slope of Andes in Ecuador and adjacent N Peru (N and W of Marañón Valley).
T. a. pulchra
(Tschudi, 1844) – Southern Golden Tanager – E slope of Andes in Peru (from Amazonas to Junín).
T. a. sophiae
(Berlepsch, 1901) – E slope of Andes in SE Peru (S from Cuzco and Puno) S to Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).
13–14 cm; 18–27·5 g. Beautiful Andean tanager with plumage of rich gold and black, but notable for complex plumage variation. Adult has head rich deep glistening yellow, with... read more
Call a buzzy “seet”, “cheet”, “chuup” or “bzeet”, often given over and over during foraging.
Humid and wet montane forest and forest borders, sparingly extending into trees and second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, some arthropods; also flower parts. Of nine stomachs examined, eight contained only vegetable matter and one contained both... read more
One nest found in late Mar in NW Ecuador (in Mushullacta Community Forest Reserve, SW Galeras Mts, c. 8 km SE of Guamaní, in Pichincha),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread, and generally fairly common to locally common throughout range. Occurs in numerous protected areas, from Serranía de los... read more
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