Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Robert Iddings and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Calls of Saffron-crowned Tanager are described as "a crisp, High-pitched chit or tsit repeated at short intervals" (Isler and Isler 1987) and as "a high descending tsew and a thin tsit, sometimes in series" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). What may be the song of this species is described as a short series of high squeaky notes (Hilty 2003) or as "a short wheezy, warbled phrase" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Additional recordings of vocalizations of Saffron-crowned Tanager may be heard at Macaulay Library and at xento-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Iddings, R. and K. J. Burns (2012). Saffron-crowned Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.