Golden-eared Tanager Tangara chrysotis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ingrid Nogueda and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The call of the Golden-eared Tanager is described as "tsuck, lower pitched than that of most tangaras" (Remsen 1984) or as "a rich chup" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).  In captivity, a high hissing piping song,  given while raising the ear coverts, is reported (Ingels 1974).

Additional recordings of vocalizations of Golden-eared Tanager can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Nogueda, I. and K. J. Burns (2012). Golden-eared Tanager (Tangara chrysotis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.