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Golden-hooded Tanager

(Tangara larvata)

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Small black bird with yellowish head; black on chin and around eye; bluish face, shoulders, rump; white belly; female's head greenish yellow often with dark spots; 13cm (5in). (Tangara Capuchidorada, Pájaro Arcoiris, Pájaro Siete Colores).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in forest interior and semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, shady gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata), Costa Rica