Red-necked Tanager Tangara cyanocephala

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Heather Macdonald Macdonald and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Isler and Isler (1987) describe two different high-pitched vocalizations. The first is described as a piercing seet!, and the second as a soft sip, that is sometimes sped up into a short trill; this trill perhaps is the song (Isler and Isler 1987). Similarly, Perlo (2009) describes a sharp twittering that is very high that can develop into a short, rolling song.

Recordings of Red-necked Tanager vocalizations can be found on xeno-canto and the Macaulay Library.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Macdonald, H. M. and K. J. Burns (2012). Red-necked Tanager (Tangara cyanocephala), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.