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Golden Tanager

Golden-breasted Starling
Golden Parakeet

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  • Guaruba guarouba
  • Parrots & Parakeets

About the Golden Tanager

The Golden Tanager is a very pretty and brightly colored species tanager with a widespread distribution across South America. Their preferred habitat includes highland forests.

Golden Tanagers, like many other birds in this family, have an amazing plumage. The body feathers overall are golden-yellow with black to the back, wings, tail and ear-coverts. Some subspecies have reddish or brick-colored feathers across the breast.

The conservation status for the Golden Tanager is Least Concern as of July 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 March 2010
Scientific Name Tangara arthus
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. arthus
Birdorable Family Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.1 inches
.66 to .97 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • 金唐加拉雀 (Chinese)
  • Tangara Zlatá (Czech)
  • Guldtangar (Danish)
  • Goudtangare (Dutch)
  • Kultatangara (Finnish)
  • Calliste Doré (French)
  • Goldtangare (German)
  • Tangara Dorata (Italian)
  • キンイロフウキンチョウ (Japanese)
  • Gulltanagar (Norwegian)
  • Tangarka Zlota (Polish)
  • Золотая танагра (Russian)
  • Tángara Dorada (Spanish)
  • Guldtangara (Swedish)