The song of Yellow-breasted Antpitta is fairly short (1.1 seconds), and consists of three easily whistled notes ranging from 2-2.2 kHz (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). The first note is weaker and and the last note is lower pitched. Often the first note is so weak as to be inaudible at a distance, and sometimes has a hoarse or scratchy quality to it. The three note song is delivered at intervals of 13–22 sec, often for extended periods of time (5 minutes or more).
For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio
In response to playback, adults may respond with a drawn-out, shrill and piercing eeeeeeeeee-yk (Lysinger in Ridgely and Greenfield 2001).