The Golden Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is a small tanager found in Andean foothills and subtropical zone from Venezuela to Bolivia. This species is mostly bright golden-yellow with isolated black ear patch, streaked back, and mostly black wings and tail.
There is some variation among populations, with northernmost birds showing a chestnut breast band and flanks. Both sexes are alike and young birds are duller yellow. They are one of the most common tanagers in mixed flocks from around 900–2,200 m, in cloud forest, edges, and gardens. You can see it on our bird watching day trips in the Manu National Park.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo