Order
Passeriformes
Family
Thraupidae
Genus
Tangara
 
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SPECIES

Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Makenzie Mabry and Kevin J. Burns
Version: 1.0 — Published October 5, 2010

Diet and Foraging

Diet

The Golden-hooded Tanager is omnivorous, consuming both fruit and arthropods. At Valle, Colombia, consumed over 19 species of fruit. Melastomes represented 62% of all fruit eaten, with Cecropia (13%) and Ficus (10%) also important (S. Hilty data, in Isler and Isler 1999). At Copal, Costa Rica, the results were similar; the most frequently eaten fruit were two genera of melastome, Miconia and Conostegia; Cecropia and Ficus were of secondary importance, but both were consumed more frequently than the remaining species of fruit in the diet at this site (Naoki 2003).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Mabry, M. and K. J. Burns (2010). Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.gohtan1.01