Guide to North American BirdSongs

Guide to North American Bird Songs and Sounds

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Sound or song consists of three or more notes. This category includes most complicated bird songs as well as whinnies, squawks, whistles, etc.


Short series of notes, repeated. These are relatively simple 'complex songs'.
Change in pitch only. These include whinnies and chirps on different pitches.
Complex sounds or songs, where pitch and note quality change in the course of the song or between phrases of the song. This category includes warbles, phrased songs and songs introduced by notes or calls.