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Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Makenzie Mabry and Kevin J. Burns
Version: 1.0 — Published October 5, 2010

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The vocalizations of the Golden-hooded Tanager are variable, although as noted by Skutch (1954) "its most call is a sharp, dry tick; and notes of this same character, compounded in diverse ways, form the whole vocabulary of the bird." Variations include trills, which have been described as "a weak, dry, rapid trill  of about one second's duration ... tsiririririririt" (Eisenmann 1957), and (a different vocalization?) as "a high trill often preceded by 1-2 sharp chips or low, gruff cheht notes,  cheht cheht chi ssiiiiiiir" (Howell and Webb (1995). Such trills perhaps form the song (Isler and Isler 1999). Isler and Isler (1999) also describe "a single wheezy twang, nyaaa." Members of a pair call frequently, including during flight (Hilty and Brown 1986, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989, Isler and Isler 1999). Recordings of vocalizations are available from the Macaulay Library and xeno-canto.

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Mabry, M. and K. J. Burns (2010). Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.gohtan1.01