Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Hooded Gnateater|
|Spanish (Spain)||Jejenero encapuchado|
Hooded Gnateater Conopophaga roberti
Version: 1.0 — Published September 13, 2013
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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Lasting only about 1.5 seconds, the song of Hooded Gnateater is a rapid, slightly musical ascending series of notes delivered at about 3.5 kHz (Whitney 2003). The song is sometimes described as slightly longer and upslurred at the end (van Perlo 2009).
For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio
The call notes of Hooded Gnateaters are described as a piercing tchief! or a hard tcheek! They also occasionally produce a 1-second-long chatter of scratchy notes (Whitney 2003).
Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Hooded Gnateater can be heard at xeno-canto.
As is the case for Black-bellied Gnateater (Conopophaga melanogaster), Whitney (2003) describes male Hooded Gnateaters producing a loud whirring sound with the wings in the context of courtship or aggressive displays, This behavior has not been studied in detail, however, and requires proper documentation.