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Rufous-winged Tanager Tangara lavinia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Geramie Grande and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Isler and Isler (1999) describe four distinct calls in Costa Rica: 1)  a weak tst or sharp tswist, 2) see’ts-ts-ts-ts-ts, 3) a sharp tsreet tsreet tsreet and, and 4) a creaky hinge-like er-err’.

The song is described as a soft and patterned see’tsir tsi’rtsir tsi’rtsir (Isler and Isler 1999). The song is also described as a weak, lispy, high-pitched tsirtsir, tsirtsir (Slud 1964). In Colombia, the flight call described as a high-to-moderate pitched deet-a-deet-a and deet deet deet, resembling a hummingbird (Isler and Isler 1999).

Recordings of Rufous-winged Tanager calls can be heard on xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Grande, G. and K. J. Burns (2012). Rufous-winged Tanager (Tangara lavinia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.