Golden-hooded Tanager George Scott
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. 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 1500 m 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, 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.