A frequent call of Golden-naped Woodpecker is a resonant churr with a peculiar, pleasant quality; this call often is given with a deep bow (Skutch 1969). This call becomes lower and drier when the bird is agitated (Skutch 1969). Another call is "a short, loud, rattling or laughing trill, 3-5 times in rapid succession on the same pitch" (Stiles and Skutch 1989).
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Nestlings utter a "sharp, buzzy squeak, or a loud sizzling sound" (Skutch 1969).