Yellow-bellied Tanager Ixothraupis xanthogastra

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Stacey Virtue and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Poorly known. The most frequent vocalizations are calls, described as "weak chit and seet notes" like those of other species of Tangara (Hilty 2003), or as "high ti and tchew notes" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). What may be the song is "a high, buzzy tik tik-tik dzheeweew" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Additional recordings of Yellow-bellied Tanager vocalizations can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Virtue, S. and K. J. Burns (2012). Yellow-bellied Tanager (Ixothraupis xanthogastra), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.