Golden Tanager

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 11 March 2010
Scientific Name
Tangara arthus
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. arthus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.1 inches
.66 to .97 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 金唐加拉雀
Czech (Cesky) Tangara Zlatá
Danish (Dansk) Guldtangar
Dutch (Nederlands) Goudtangare
Finnish (Suomi) Kultatangara
French (Français) Calliste Doré
German (Deutsch) Goldtangare
Italian (Italiano) Tangara Dorata
Japanese (日本語) キンイロフウキンチョウ
Norwegian (Norsk) Gulltanagar
Polish (Polski) Tangarka Zlota
Russian (русский язык) Золотая танагра
Spanish (Español) Tángara Dorada
Swedish (Svenska) Guldtangara
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