Brown Tanager Orchesticus abeillei


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Song is a high-pitched “deh-d-d-d-seeee” with an upward inflection (Ridgely and Tudor 2009). Its voice is high and shrill and can be similar to a Thraupis species (Sick 1993). Dawn song is an extremely high pitched “sis-sis-sis-sis’sis’ssssssssssssst” with the last an extended buzzy, rising hiss. The day song is similar to the dawn song with a few buzzy or lisping notes preceded or followed by a thin, high pitched jumble of notes (Hilty 2011). Song is repeated after a pause of 1-9 seconds and delivered perched upright on uppermost bare branches (Isler and Isler 1987). Foraging calls are high pitched and weak “tsee” or “tee” notes (Hilty 2011). Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Orchesticus abeillei can be heard at Macaulay Library and xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None Recorded.

Recommended Citation

Brown Tanager (Orchesticus abeillei), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: