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.