Golden-chevroned Tanager Thraupis ornata


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Only the male Golden-chevroned Tanager sings (Isler and Isler 1987) and they will often sing year-round (Sick 1993). The song is a 3-4 second series of medium to high-pitched notes; the same or similar pattern is repeated about every 3-5 seconds (Isler and Isler 1987). The song consists of about 7-9 slightly up-slurred notes with a clear, squeaky musicality (Isler and Isler 1987). The song sounds very similar to the Palm Tanager, but the Golden-chevroned Tanager has a shorter song phrase (Sick 1993). The call of the Golden-chevroned Tanager is a single high-pitch, up-slurred 'seeee' note (Isler and Isler 1987). More samples of the song and call can be heard on xeno-canto and Macauley Library websites.

Recommended Citation

Golden-chevroned Tanager (Thraupis ornata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: