Golden Tanager Tangara arthus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 9 subspecies
  • Authors: Jennifer Lauren Cameron and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


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

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Cameron, J. L. and K. J. Burns (2010). Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.