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
2019-05-23 05:00Chan Chich1
2019-05-19 15:42River Wildlife Sanctuary2
2019-05-12 14:12Angel Falls zipline2
2019-05-16 13:26Mayflower Bocawina NP2
2019-05-18 09:43Old Mai Gate Village4
2019-05-23 08:30PN Tikal--sitio arqueológico2
2019-05-12 18:16PN Tikal--sitio arqueológico (Mundo Perdido)2
2019-05-16 07:01Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary1
2019-05-18 05:45Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Ben's Bluff1
2019-05-17 05:45BFREE2
2019-05-24 07:15PN Pico Bonito--Loop Trail at The Lodge4
2019-05-16 05:53Mabita Field Station2
2019-05-19 06:15Eco Finca Luna del Puente3
2019-05-23 06:47PN Azul Meámbar--Sendero La Naturaleza (zona de amortiguamiento)5
2019-05-24 09:00Caño Negro--Río Frío2
2019-05-24 10:59PN Guanacaste--Sector San Cristobal1
2019-05-21 02:19Hotel Mirador Pizote1
2019-05-14 14:26Road to Tenorio National Park2
2019-05-23 08:04Bijagua--Tapir Valley (restricted access)1
2019-05-16 06:40Las Heliconias Lodge and hanging bridges2
2019-05-22 05:31Selva Verde Lodge1
2019-05-23 14:07La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Road to Puerto Viejo River2
2019-05-22 10:15La Quinta de Sarapiquí­ Lodge2
2019-05-23 08:39La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Sendero Zompopa2
2019-05-22 03:47La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Dining hall area2
2019-05-18 08:00La Selva (OTS Reserve)2
2019-05-25 05:31Tirimbina Rainforest Center2
2019-05-23 12:35Arenal Misticopark (Hanging Bridges)2
2019-05-22 14:52Arenal--Mirador El Silencio2
2019-05-19 08:32PN Arenal--Península Trail2
2019-05-23 05:57Arenal Observatory Lodge1
2019-05-16 17:29Sky Adventures - Arenal Park1
2019-05-15 05:10Bosque Eterno de Los Niños--Poco Sol2
2019-05-24 10:58La Paz Waterfall Gardens1
2019-05-21 06:05PN Braulio Carrillo--Quebrada González2
2019-05-24 09:43Veragua Rainforest Park1
2019-05-16 13:40Casa Turire2
2019-05-19 06:37PN Cahuita--Puerto Vargas2
2019-05-18 06:00Hotel Quelitales2
2019-05-22 16:04Playa Cocles2
2019-05-22 05:01Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere6
2019-05-23 06:01Gandoca1
2019-05-16 16:43Garduk2
2019-05-19 15:14PN Carara--Sendero Quebrada Bonita4
2019-05-19 09:52Road from Villa Lapas to Pura Vida Waterfall Gardens1
2019-05-16 14:00Macaw Lodge3
2019-05-19 10:55Achiote Rd.--Centro El Tucán3
2019-05-15 05:53Cloudbridge Nature Reserve2
2019-05-17 06:55Cloudbridge Nature Reserve--Road from Rivas3
2019-05-15 06:00Esquipulas--El diamante
2019-05-12 15:30Gamboa--Goethals Blvd.2
2019-05-13 06:51Naranjito2
2019-05-13 15:20Parque Municipal Summit
2019-05-15 16:10Summit Ponds
2019-05-12 10:16Los Cusingos1
2019-05-20 14:32Biesanz beach2
2019-05-17 13:15Manuel Antonio--hotels near park1
2019-05-18 07:30Reserva San Francisco2
2019-05-13 08:46Dúrika1
2019-05-13 06:46Dúrika--entrance road (last 3.5 km)1
2019-05-13 12:04PN Altos de Campana--Sendero La Cruz4
2019-05-19 12:05PN Altos de Campana2
2019-05-15 06:13Sabalito2
2019-05-23 07:14Finca Cantaros1
2019-05-25 06:01Wilson Botanical Garden (OTS Las Cruces)2
2019-05-14 07:16Cerro Paraguas y alrrededores4
2019-05-19 07:27Sierpe River2
2019-05-12 13:51Esquinas Rainforest Lodge2
2019-05-15 08:07Ciudad Nelly1
2019-05-23 16:24Coto 47--Las Pangas2
2019-05-12 08:50RN Cañon del Río Claro2
2019-05-18 07:00Playa Terco1
2019-05-20 05:26Rio Silanche--general area2
2019-05-18 05:45Refugio Paz de Las Aves1