Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus

Ragupathy Kannan, Anant Deshwal, Pooja Panwar, Steven Hilty, and Eduardo de Juana
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2020

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocal Array


Song is described as "a leisurely sequence of rising and falling whistled notes separated by pauses, tueee-teew, chu-che-wee chew, tewee (9) or as "a high, squeaky to slightly sweet, jerky series, ssi ss-ssiip si-si-sip, etc." (14). Overall not as vocal as some others of genus (6).


Has a thin, metallic call, described as "a thin, querulous tsewee or weet weee with rising inflection" (9), and a grating chuck (possibly an alarm call?; 6).

Places of Vocalization

The male usually sings from an elevated perch (16, 9).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Kannan, R., A. Deshwal, P. Panwar, S. Hilty, and E. de Juana (2020). Crimson-collared Tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, S. M. Billerman, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.crctan1.02