Return of Bird of the Week: Golden-hooded Tanager


The Golden-hooded Tanager isn’t even Costa Rica’s most spectacularly beautiful bird, but it’s pretty darn impressive.Besides, WC has neglected the avifauna of Central America.

Golden-hooded Tanager, La Selva, Costa Rica

Golden-hooded Tanager, La Selva, Costa Rica

Tanagers as a group are an extensive, amazingly color family. But you are more likely to see Golden-hoodeds; they are enthusiatic visitors to fruit feeders.

Golden-hooded Tanager, La Selva, Costa Rica

Golden-hooded Tanager, La Selva, Costa Rica

These photos don’t really begin to show the colors on this bird. WC supposes he will have to go back. Darn.

For more bird photos, please visit Frozen Feather Images.

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