Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Blue-necked Tanager|
|French||Calliste à cou bleu|
|French (French Guiana)||Calliste à cou bleu|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Tangara Capuchiazul|
|Spanish (Peru)||Tangara de Cuello Azul|
|Spanish (Spain)||Tangara cabeciazul|
|Spanish (Venezuela)||Tángara Rey|
|Turkish||Mavi Boyunlu Tangara|
Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
Version: 1.0 — Published June 1, 2012
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
The most frequently heard vocalizations of Blue-necked Tanager are calls, which variously are described as "weak chips and a seep" (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2003) or as "a high tsit, rich tchup, and ti" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). Isler and Isler (1987) give a more complete description of calls of Blue-necked Tanager: a complaining Moderate-pitched che and a High-pitched seet. Gives notes singly or repeats the che in rapid series that may end with a louder chep or seep". Sick (1993) also described a call that is reminiscent of calls of a siskin (Spinus), tsiBIT-tsi-BIT. Blue-necked Tanager calls frequently when foraging (Isler and Isler 1987).
A vocalization that is believed to be the song is described as "a rapid series of chittery notes followed by several strained, rising notes, e.g., chit-t-t't't't't't't't', suezzz, suezzz, suezzz" (Hilty 2011).
Additional recordings of vocalizations of Blue-necked Tanager can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.