Masked Cardinal Paroaria nigrogenis


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The call of the Masked Cardinal can either be a sharp "tchep" or a soft "chuép" (ffrench 1991; Hilty 2003; htttp:// The song is described as a seriesseries of whistled phases "ptchiu wheet pt pt chiu chiieuw wheet chiu chiieer wheet pt ot chiu" (Jaramillo 2011) ( The vocalizations of the Masked Cardinal is said to differ from its previous conspecific P. gularis. Additional audio recordings of the vocalizations of the Masked Cardinal can be heard online the Macaulay Library ( and Xeno-Canto (

Nonvocal Sounds

None recorded.

Recommended Citation

Masked Cardinal (Paroaria nigrogenis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: