Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


From the tops of palm spikes, the song of the Palm Tanager is a series of high pitched twittering notes that are delivered rapidly. It is very similar to the Blue-Gray Tanager but much less musical. The calls are a lisping “seeee?,” a downslurred “seeeyou” and an upward inflection of “wheerst.” Calls also include random notes and metallic rattles (Slud 1964, Hilty 2011).

Additional audio recordings of the calls and songs of the Palm Tanager can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Recommended Citation

Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: