Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:15 am

Celestial-Howl wrote: I was going to say Mountain Bluebird, but I couldn't find a decent call to confirm it so I went with Western Bluebird because they sounded very alike.

EDIT: Are there Blue Jays? I think I heard one.
I agree! I think the song variations of many birds such the mountain/western bluebirds, and black-capped/mountain chickadee etc. are VERY similar. I sure wouldn't be reliable identifying the difference in the field! I just hope the person who recorded the audio files we used was an expert!

We were surprised that there aren't really bluejays in Yellowstone, according to their bird list (which was also too bad because we had a nice animation model for a bluejay). We did choose one bird from that family that is abundant...and LOUD.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/u ... st2014.pdf
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Celestial-Howl » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:01 pm

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Celestial-Howl wrote: I was going to say Mountain Bluebird, but I couldn't find a decent call to confirm it so I went with Western Bluebird because they sounded very alike.

EDIT: Are there Blue Jays? I think I heard one.
I agree! I think the song variations of many birds such the mountain/western bluebirds, and black-capped/mountain chickadee etc. are VERY similar. I sure wouldn't be reliable identifying the difference in the field! I just hope the person who recorded the audio files we used was an expert!

We were surprised that there aren't really bluejays in Yellowstone, according to their bird list (which was also too bad because we had a nice animation model for a bluejay). We did choose one bird from that family that is abundant...and LOUD.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/u ... st2014.pdf


Is it a Stellar Jay? Those birds are LOUD, I heard a few in Yellowstone, and they sound kind of like crows in a way. Speaking of crows, are there any American Crows? Or are those the ravens?
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:18 pm

Celestial-Howl wrote:
Is it a Stellar Jay? Those birds are LOUD, I heard a few in Yellowstone, and they sound kind of like crows in a way. Speaking of crows, are there any American Crows? Or are those the ravens?
Stellar's jays are loud. That whole family of birds are loud mouths! But they are also uncommon in Yellowstone. Crows are rare too so we stuck to ravens.

Hint: The one we chose from Jays, Magpies, & Crows family sounds a bit NUTS.

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Steller’s Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Celestial-Howl » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:25 pm

It's the Clark Nutcracker isn't it? So many birds and calls, it's so easy to get mixed up! But now that I listen closely is is in fact, a Clark Nutcracker.
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:02 pm

Celestial-Howl wrote:It's the Clark Nutcracker isn't it? So many birds and calls, it's so easy to get mixed up! But now that I listen closely is is in fact, a Clark Nutcracker.
You rock! Clark's Nutcracker!
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by SolitaryHowl » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:33 pm

"warbles but not a warbler"...


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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:58 pm

SolitaryHowl wrote:"warbles but not a warbler"...


Hm...Warbling Vireo?
That's it! warbling vireo.
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Celestial-Howl » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:51 pm

I believe SolitaryHowl was the one who guessed the warbler but not a warbler. :D
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:19 pm

Celestial-Howl wrote:I believe SolitaryHowl was the one who guessed the warbler but not a warbler. :D
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Oops! Thanks! I will change that.
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Quivira » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:15 pm

Is there a Ruffed Grouse?


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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by twinlinskis » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:19 pm

???? perhaps a lark sparrow?
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Obedear » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:43 pm

Common nighthawk maybe?
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:29 pm

Quivira wrote:Is there a Ruffed Grouse?
Indeed! That thumping is a ruffed grouse's wings.
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:33 pm

twinlinskis wrote:???? perhaps a lark sparrow?
Good guess! But not a lark sparrow. The bird that is "not actually a lark" enjoys meadows.
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Re: Name the Bird Sounds CHALLENGE!

Post by Pepper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:52 pm

Kosmiese wrote:Common nighthawk maybe?
That's a great guess for "makes noise with wings" – since nighthawk feathers sound really cool when they dive.

This bird also makes a strange "winnowing" sound when it dives as air passes through its tail feathers (as I read more, I found it is a TAIL noise, not wings..sorry about that...)

In WQ you will only hear this winnowing sound in the spring at dusk. Males make the sound to defend their territory. Females also make the sound when nesting.
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