Calls of the Golden Tanager in Venezuela are described as "abrupt staccato Moderate-pitched phrases such as CHID-it, CHID-id-id-it, or CHID-id-id-it-chup" (Isler and Isler 1999). Farther south, the calls in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia also include "a penetrating High-pitched seeeet and a short tsk" (Isler and Isler 1999). The vocalizations of the Golden Tanager are less raspy than those of the Silver-throated or Emerald tanagers (Hilty and Brown 1986).
The song of the Golden Tanager apparently is not described.
For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio