Golden tanager

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Golden tanager
Tangara arthus - Tángara dorada - Golden Tanager (8542820434).jpg
At Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tangara
Species:
T. arthus
Binomial name
Tangara arthus
Lesson, 1832

The golden tanager (Tangara arthus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is widespread and often common in highland forests of the Andes (from Bolivia and northwards) and Venezuelan Coastal Range in north-western South America.

Its plumage is overall golden-yellow with black to the back, wings, tail and ear-coverts. Some subspecies are partially/largely brown below.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tangara arthus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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