His head and crown a glowing shimmering gold and his body a beautiful blend of blue – violet and emerald green and some say no other bird comes close

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Nothing compares to the beauty of birds in the birding world, it has been stated!

Males and females are about 13 cm (95.1 in) in length and weigh around 19 g (0.67 oz).

The mature male has a golden head and a black eye mask with violet-blue edges above and below.

Apart from the turquoise shoulders and rump, as well as the edgings of the wings and tail, the top sections of the body are black.

The flanks are blue, while the center of the belly is white.

Females have a greenish hue to their heads, occasionally with black speckling on the crown, and more widely white underparts.

Juveniles have a duller plumage, with a green head, dark gray upper parts, off-white underparts, and little blue.

The Golden-hooded tanager’s song is a tuneless rattling succession of tick noises, and its call is a harsh tit-tit.

These birds may be found at altitudes ranging from sea level to 1,500 m (4,900 ft), favoring the canopy of deep forests and semi-open habitats such as clearings, secondary growth, and well-vegetated gardens.

They consume insects and tiny fruit, which they normally swallow whole.

However, because they are predominantly frugivores, their primary food source is the little fruit Trophis racemosa (Moraceae).

Golden-hooded tanagers can be seen in couples, families, or as part of a mixed species feeding flock.

A cup nest is constructed in a tree fork or a clump of green bananas, and the typical clutch consists of two brown-blotched white eggs.

This species is frequently double-brooded, and juvenile birds from the first clutch help feed the second brood of babies.

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