Fulvous-crested Tanager Tachyphonus surinamus


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


There is geographic variation among the vocalizations of populations in southeastern Venezuela and Peru (Hilty 2011). The infrequently heard Venezuelan song is an extremely high, sibilant, almost hissing sieeeeee-siiiiii, with the second part higher, with one or two more sii notes at the end (Haverschmidt 1994). Eastern population vocalizations are described as hummingbird-like screeches mixed with rich chip notes (Hilty 2011). The call includes high, weak steep, varied to steep-di-dit; also a very high tseek-tseek-tseek and a buzzy rattle during foraging as chur, chur-dit and rattled chu-di-di-di-dit (Hilty 2011).

Nonvocal Sounds

There are no reported nonvocal sounds for the Fulvous-crested Tanager.

Recommended Citation

Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/fuctan1