Yellow-crested Tanager Tachyphonus rufiventer

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Jasmine Fukutomi, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


A vocalization that may be the song of Yellow-crested Tanager is a series of high buzzy dzz dzz dzz notes (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010; Hilty 2011).

A call of Yellow-crested Tanager is a high-pitched, upslurred shrill tswee (Isler and Isler 1987). This note is repeated at a constant rate of delivery in about 5-6 second intervals. Additionally, a female was recorded delivering a repeated upslurred note while bathing.

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

Nonvocal Sounds

None recorded.

Recommended Citation

Fukutomi, J., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2018). Yellow-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus rufiventer), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.