Order
Passeriformes
Family
Nesospingidae
Genus
Nesospingus
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Puerto Rican Tanager Nesospingus speculiferus

Alcides L. Morales
Version: 1.0 — Published February 24, 2012

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

Gives a harsh constant call note, chuck or chewp, which frequently runs into a chatter of varying lengths, e.g. chi-chi-chit (Raffaele et al. 1998). This call often is given when foraging with mixed species flocks (A. Morales pers comm.). When interacting with other individuals gives a soft tsip-tsip-tsip. Other vocalizations, which may be associated with courtship, are a rapid tswet-tswet-tswet-tswet mixed with very quiet vocalizations and a schew-schew-schew that becomes faster at the end (A. Morales pers comm.).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Morales, A. L. (2012). Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.purtan1.01