Green-headed Tanager Tangara seledon

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Jenelle Agpaoa and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Isler and Isler (1987) describe the calls of the Green-headed Tanager as a high-pitched zweet that is slightly upward-inflected and slightly buzzy. This note is sometimes followed by moderate pitched notes or a short twittering. Isler and Isler (1987) also describe a dawn song. This vocalization is trisyllabic and described as a repeating SIT sir ZWEET, with the last note like the call described above.

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

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Agpaoa, J. and K. J. Burns (2012). Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.