Opal-crowned Tanager Tangara callophrys

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Amanda Ashwill, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The vocalizations of Opal-crowned Tanager generally are high pitched. The most frequently heard vocalizations are described as a high pitched "zit call usually repeated 2-4 times quickly" (Hilty and Brown 1986) or as "very high pseet and quiet, rich tchip notes" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010). What may be the song of Opal-crowned Tanager is described as "a rising-falling chattered series of high, wiry squeaks: psi-psi-PSI-PSI-psi-psi" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al 2010).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Opal-crowned Tanager can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Ashwill, A., K. J. Burns, and C. H. Richart (2015). Opal-crowned Tanager (Tangara callophrys), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.opctan1.01