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Golden-crowned Tanager

Iridosornis rufivertex

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Distinctive tanager found in the temperate zone of the Andes from western Venezuela to northwest Peru. Mostly dark cobalt blue with black head and bright yellow cap. Also note rufous undertail coverts in most of range. Uncommon. Singles or pairs move slowly in the understory of montane forest and scrubby edge up to treeline. Sometimes but not always follows a mixed-species flock. Can be inconspicuous.

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