Pearly-breasted Conebill Conirostrum margaritae

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Oscar Johnson

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Pearly-breasted Conebill is described as a "variable, rapid, high jumble of squeaky warbles and sharp chips" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). This song typically is arranged in loose phrases, and often given as duets by a pair. It is faster and higher pitched than the otherwise similar song of Bicolored Conebill (Conirostrum bicolor).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

The calls are varied, but include a "high teep and ti-ti-ti" (Lane, in Schulenberg 2007). It also utters a high, sharp, doubled tip-tseep, with the second note higher.

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Pearly-breasted Conebill can be heard at Macaulay Library and xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Johnson, O. (2016). Pearly-breasted Conebill (Conirostrum margaritae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.