White-banded Tanager Neothraupis fasciata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ariane-Jane Flores, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The call of White-banded Tanager is characterized as a succession of short high pitched chipping, bit or uit (Sick 1993). Frequent chipping is heard by groups as they move through vegetation, while sentinels give alarm calls (Isler and Isler 1987). Songs are melodically moderate to low pitched warbling whistles that may be performed as a duet and are less frequent than calls, typically heard only before dawn (Sick 1993, Gwynne et al. 2010). These songs are a series of 10-15 notes that consist of 3-6 phrases, each ending with a downslurred whistle that sounds like whew chid-di-wee-wee-TYOO chid-i-o-WOO chi-d-dee-TYOO (Isler and Isler 1987). The entire length of the song is about 5-10 seconds with pauses ranging from 2-6 seconds (Isler and Isler 1987).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of White-banded Tanager can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None recorded.

Recommended Citation

Flores, A., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2015). White-banded Tanager (Neothraupis fasciata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbtan1.01