The golden-hooded tanager (Tangara larvata) is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador.

Adult golden-hooded tanagers are 13 cm (5.1 in) long and weigh 19 g (0.67 oz). The adult male has a golden head with a black eyemask edged with violet blue above and below. The upperparts of the body are black apart from the turquoise shoulders, rump and edgings of the wings and tail. The flanks are blue and the central belly is white. Females have a greenish tinge to the head, sometimes with black speckling on the crown, and more extensively white underparts. Immatures are duller, with a green head, dark grey upperparts, off-white underparts, and little blue in the plumage.

The golden-hooded tanager's call is a sharp tsit and the song is a tuneless rattled series of tick sounds.

It resides from sea level to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) altitude in the canopy of dense forests and semi-open areas like clearings, second growth and well-vegetated gardens.

Golden-hooded tanagers occur in pairs, family groups or as part of a mixed-species feeding flock. They eat certain small fruit (e.g. of Trophis racemosa (Moraceae)) usually swallowed whole, and insects are also taken.

The cup nest is built in a tree fork or in a bunch of green bananas, and the normal clutch is two brown-blotched white eggs. This species is often double-brooded, and the young birds from the first clutch assist with feeding the second brood of chicks.
Golden-hooded Tanager
Date Location Count
2019-03-18 06:45Chan Chich2
2019-03-15 06:58River Wildlife Sanctuary1
2019-03-15 10:06St. Herman's Blue Hole NP--Dusky Antbird Trail2
2019-03-08 07:00Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society
2019-03-11 06:17Mayflower Bocawina NP4
2019-03-17 10:45Mountain Pine Ridge--Baldy Beacon6
2019-03-17 14:09Mountain Pine Ridge--Blancaneaux Lodge4
2019-03-13 06:00Mountain Pine Ridge--Gaia River Lodge (formerly Five Sisters Lodge)3
2019-03-17 10:42PN Tikal--sitio arqueológico1
2019-03-18 16:22Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Visitor Centre3
2019-03-11 06:20Red Bank--Lagarta Bank Road2
2019-03-14 08:00PN Pico Bonito--Lodge at Pico Bonito1
2019-03-11 05:20Hotel Ecolodge Ara Macao Las Guacamayas3
2019-03-14 17:03PN Laguna Lachuá--campamento2
2019-03-13 07:45Sendero La Ventana (acceso restringido)1
2019-03-10 06:00Eco Finca Luna del Puente6
2019-03-13 07:40Lago Yojoa--Sector Cortijo del Lago2
2019-03-17 06:19Lago Yojoa--Sector La Ensenada1
2019-03-11 06:30Camino Plan de las Flores2
2019-03-14 11:45Finca Esperanza Verde1
2019-03-17 06:00Medio Queso wetland1
2019-03-12 12:51Hotel Kingfisher2
2019-03-16 05:49Refugio mixto Caño Negro1
2019-03-13 10:45Las Bromelias Lodge4
2019-03-17 06:00Laguna Lagarto Lodge4
2019-03-08 09:00Maquenque Eco-Lodge2
2019-03-08 07:00Curubanda Lodge (Hotel Zelandia)2
2019-03-15 07:30Estación Biológica el Zota3
2019-03-12 14:29Celeste Mountain Lodge1
2019-03-14 07:16PN Volcan Tenorio--Rio Celeste Trail1
2019-03-13 06:02Las Heliconias Lodge and hanging bridges1
2019-03-17 06:33Gavilán Lodge (Sarapiquí)3
2019-03-09 15:20Hotel Ara ambigua2
2019-03-19 05:29Selva Verde Lodge1
2019-03-11 14:09La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Road to Puerto Viejo River4
2019-03-18 06:13La Selva (OTS Reserve)--entrance road3
2019-03-18 08:49La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Sendero Zompopa2
2019-03-18 07:45La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Dining hall area4
2019-03-16 07:50La Selva (OTS Reserve)2
2019-03-08 16:51Arenal Springs Lodge1
2019-03-06 06:10Arenal--Hotel Kokoro2
2019-03-19 05:30Tirimbina Rainforest Center2
2019-03-11 09:21Costa Rica Nature Pavilion2
2019-03-12 05:49Tirimbina--Field Station2
2019-03-07 14:18Arenal Lodge3
2019-03-18 07:37Arenal Misticopark (Hanging Bridges)1
2019-03-12 02:45Sendero Bogarín2
2019-03-08 07:36Laguna de Arenal--dam area1
2019-03-13 08:16Arenal--Lomas del Volcan Lodge2
2019-03-16 14:00Arenal--Peninsula road (shortcut to dam)4
2019-03-15 05:35Arenal Mundo Aventura2
2019-03-17 07:47Arenal Observatory Lodge2
2019-03-10 14:05Arenal Observatory Lodge--access rd4
2019-03-12 07:00Las Arrieras Bird Observatory4
2019-03-14 08:48Sky Adventures - Arenal Park2
2019-03-12 14:40Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge2
2019-03-07 06:00Hotel Heliconias Trail and Garden2
2019-03-09 11:36Bosque Eterno de Los Niños--Poco Sol1
2019-03-13 06:11Albegue del Socorro2
2019-03-07 17:08Virgen del Socorro3
2019-03-17 12:15La Unión--Casa de Cope3
2019-03-09 13:12Cinchona--Mirador La Cascada2
2019-03-10 11:13Reserva El Tapir (old butterfly garden)1
2019-03-13 12:30San Luis Canopy 3
2019-03-14 05:59Las Brisas Nature Reserve7
2019-03-15 07:20Bajo La Paz, San Ramón3
2019-03-17 21:11Veragua Rainforest Park
2019-03-15 12:24Guayabo National Monument1
2019-03-15 05:29Selva Bananito Lodge4
2019-03-10 15:00CATIE2
2019-03-11 08:30Casa Turire2
2019-03-11 13:24Río Guanche--Bosque1
2019-03-11 17:09Río Guanche--Potreros1
2019-03-18 06:00Rancho Naturalista6
2019-03-17 08:00Rancho Naturalista--valle del Río Tuis1
2019-03-12 08:39PN Cahuita--Puerto Vargas2
2019-03-08 08:00Río Tuis ZP--near Rancho Naturalista3
2019-03-14 09:02Hotel Quelitales3
2019-03-09 10:01San Antonio de Platanillo--near Rancho Naturalista3
2019-03-11 05:45Rancho Naturalista--Cerro El Silencio4
2019-03-15 11:30El Humo-El Copal--Transepto de 6.5 km.2
2019-03-17 16:00Reserva El Copal4
2019-03-06 06:22Calle Navarro-Rancho Río Perlas1
2019-03-09 07:13Manzanillo--Town3
2019-03-13 06:41Puente Purisil3
2019-03-08 11:09Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge2
2019-03-13 16:00Burbayar Lodge1
2019-03-08 16:28PN Carara--Sendero La Meandrica2
2019-03-10 07:24PN Carara--main headquarters1
2019-03-13 07:16PN Carara--Sendero Quebrada Bonita3
2019-03-07 10:00Villa Lapas1
2019-03-15 06:35Macaw Lodge2
2019-03-17 08:40P.N. La Cangreja2
2019-03-09 08:00Changuinola Canal1
2019-03-18 07:21Los Altos de Cerro Azul2
2019-03-19 04:30The Ahrens (Hummingbirds House)1
2019-03-07 10:17Cerro Azul--Maipo Trail1
2019-03-13 06:00Cloudbridge Nature Reserve1
2019-03-13 07:44Pipeline Road (Camino del Oleoducto) General area2
2019-03-11 05:30Esquipulas--El diamante4
2019-03-16 16:04Bosque Del Tolomuco2
2019-03-11 16:16Gamboa--Goethals Blvd2
2019-03-12 15:31Gamboa--Sendero El Dique1
2019-03-17 11:00Pipeline Road (entrance to Juan Grande creek)1
2019-03-16 06:30Gamboa Rainforest Resort1
2019-03-16 07:03Ammo Dump Ponds1
2019-03-06 15:30Gamboa Rainforest Resort--marina3
2019-03-14 05:56Esquipulas (town)1
2019-03-16 09:27Plantation Road2
2019-03-11 15:45Canopy Tower2
2019-03-08 15:15Parque Municipal Summit2
2019-03-17 15:33Summit Ponds1
2019-03-18 07:30Radisson Summit Hotel and Golf Panama1
2019-03-14 06:39Parque Natural Metropolitano4
2019-03-08 09:30Los Cusingos2
2019-03-12 07:15Reserva San Francisco2
2019-03-08 08:00PN Manuel Antonio2
2019-03-08 06:00Rio Magnolia Lodge (restricted access)2
2019-03-15 17:10Hacienda Baru2
2019-03-06 06:55Cerro Chucantí (General)2
2019-03-08 08:29Altos del Maria--Elevación 900-1100 msnm2
2019-03-07 09:31Willie Mazu1
2019-03-14 06:45La Mesa2
2019-03-14 08:27Camino La Mesa-Rio Indio3
2019-03-06 07:27Cerro Gaital1
2019-03-14 14:00Canopy Lodge2
2019-03-16 08:03El Valle--Camino a Mata Ahogado3
2019-03-15 07:15San Vito--aeropuerto y lagunas San Joaquin5
2019-03-08 17:56Volcán--Hotel dos Rios1
2019-03-12 04:57Wilson Botanical Garden (OTS Las Cruces)--Wilson/Gamboa forest2
2019-03-15 05:59Wilson Botanical Garden (OTS Las Cruces)8
2019-03-09 06:00Vereda Río Necoclí9
2019-03-09 06:37Sierpe River1
2019-03-18 07:07Lajas Blancas2
2019-03-17 11:05Paraíso Birding Paradise5
2019-03-18 07:45Paraíso de Boquerón4
2019-03-18 12:00Canopy Camp2
2019-03-16 05:31PN Piedras Blancas--Playa Cativo1
2019-03-18 06:27Rio Rincón bridge & environs2
2019-03-08 15:10Ciudad Neily rice fields south of Hospital2
2019-03-09 15:56Drake Bay--Aguila de Osa1
2019-03-09 17:14Drake Bay--Agujitas and environs3
2019-03-13 06:32PN Corcovado--Los Planes7
2019-03-17 07:04PN Corcovado--San Pedrillo2
2019-03-17 08:30Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge2
2019-03-14 12:46Luna Lodge1
2019-03-19 06:37Tiskita Jungle Lodge1
2019-03-15 06:30Finca Velásquez2
2019-03-17 10:25Restaurante El Palacio De Los Frijoles, Cocorna1
2019-03-16 15:56RN Cañon del Río Claro1
2019-03-16 05:44PNN Tatamá--Cerro Montezuma1
2019-03-06 09:58Balneario La Delfina2
2019-03-08 07:00Carretera Vieja Buenaventura--Km 80-1152
2019-03-08 07:00RN Aguaclara2
2019-03-14 06:50Anchicayá Nature Camp10
2019-03-07 06:06PNN Farallones de Cali--Yatacue3
2019-03-16 06:14Concepcion road-Yalare, Esmeraldas2
2019-03-16 08:00Awa (La Union) Road3
2019-03-13 15:00Playa de Oro Reserva de Los Tigrillos3
2019-03-14 16:05Reserva Rio Canande2
2019-03-14 06:34Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary3
2019-03-13 06:54Rio Silanche--general area5
2019-03-18 09:01Rio Silanche--entrance road3