Rufous-throated Tanager Ixothraupis rufigula


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The Rufous-throated tanager is generally a more noisy and vocal species compared to others in the genus Tangara (Hilty 2011). Call is an excited ticking and twittering noise, usually resembling a tic-ti-ti-ti-ti (Hilty and Brown 1986). Bursts of ticking notes may merge together to configure a song, generally following the same pattern (Hilty 2011). Vocalizations usually occur when an individual or pair of Rufous-throated Tanager are closely following each other across clearings (Hilty and Brown 1986).

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

Recommended Citation

Rufous-throated Tanager (Ixothraupis rufigula), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: