Ruby-crowned Tanager Tachyphonus coronatus


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Ruby-crowned Tanagers have a loud, melodious, and leisurely delivered song with several phrases that are delivered repeatedly, usually with ch sounds that are interspersed between 1-2 other notes of low and medium pitch, for example: ch-chweek, chit-cher whee-o, whit dittle chit, whit-it CHEW, chew-chew, chep-chep-cho tsewLEE-tsuk or an upslur of a whistled whildit trailed with a dit, deo or whilt cheo (Isler and Isler 1987, Ridgely and Tudor 1989, Sick 1993). Males will usually take a prominent perch to sing their song (Ridgely and Tudor 1989). Calls by both sexes are a resounding and heavy mid-pitched note of chet, ghep, or tsick (Isler and Isler 1987, Sick 1993). They frequently call, even with food in the mandible (Isler and Isler 1987).

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

Nonvocal Sounds

None recorded

Recommended Citation

Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: