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ByMelissaMayntz
UpdatedApril21,2016.

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Birderswholistencarefullyto
birdsquicklylearnthatthere
aremanydifferenttypesof
birdsoundsthathavedifferent
meaningsanduses.
Understandingthesedifferent
birdnoisesandbeingableto
distinguishthemisthefirst
stepineffectivebirdingbyear
andidentifyingbirdsbasedon

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AlarmCalls:Thesesharp,piercingcallsareusedtowarnotherbirdsof
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BeggingCalls:Madebyyoungbirds,theseplaintivecallsaredesignedto
drawattentionandmayincludesmallpeeps,whinesandchirps.Begging
callsarenotusuallyloud,butcanbeheardclearlyinthevicinityofanest.
Juvenilebirdswillcontinuetousethesecallsevenafterleavingthenest.
Beggingbirdsoundsarefrequentlyaccompaniedbywingfluttersandother
motionstoattractparentbirds'attention.

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ContactCalls:Whenbirdstravelinflocksorwhentheywanttosignalone
another,theyusecontactcalls.Thesearemoderatelyloudchirps,chips,
buzzesandothersimplebirdsoundsthatareclearbutnotaspiercingas
alarmcalls.Matesmayusethemtokeepintouchwithoneanother,or
contactcallsmaybeusedtoalertotherbirdstoagoodfoodsource.

FlightCalls:Manybirdshavespecificcallstheywillgiveonlyinflight,and
thesecanbesomeofthemostusefulbirdsoundstolearnforidentifying
birds.Aflightcallmaysoundsimilartocontactsyllablesoritmaybeslightly
moremusical,butingeneraltheyareusedforbirdstoannouncetheir
presencetootherswhilemoving.Thesecallsaremostcommonduring
migration,andbirderscanoftenidentifybirdsmigratingatnightbytheir
distinctivecalls.

Songs:Songsarethemostdistinctiveandfamiliarbirdsounds.Theseare
longer,moreelaborateandgenerallymoremusicalstringsofsyllablesthat
havemanypurposes.Birdsmayusesongstoattractmates,advertisetheir
territoryordiscourageintruders.Thequality,durationandvariationofbird
songsdependonthespecies,andtherearealsogeographicsong
variationsinbirdpopulations.Birdsmayalsohavedifferentsongsfor
differenttimesofday,ormayonlysinginthemorningorevening.Some
birdsonlysingduringthespring,othersmaysingyearround.Some
species,suchasthenorthernmockingbird,areexcellentmimicsofother
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Inadditiontosongsandcalls,manybirdspeciesalsoincorporatenonverbal
soundsintotheirlanguage.Someofthesesoundscanfunctionsimilarlyto
callsorsongs,suchasattractingmates,defendingterritoryorsignaling
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alarm.Differenttypesofnonvocalsoundsinclude...
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Wingbeatsorbuzzing,clappingortrillingsoundsthewingsmakeinflight

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HummingbirdsMake

Billsnapsorclacks,oftenfromaggressivebehavior
Scratchingnoisesasbirdsforageinleaflitter
Boomsatthebottomofsteepdivesorfromthroatorchestairsacsduring
courtship

Allofthesesoundscanbeusefulforidentification,notonlyfromthenoise
itself,butalsofrominterpretingthebirds'behaviorthatcreatesdistinctive
nonvocalsounds.

HowtoUseBirdSounds
Birderswhoarefamiliarwiththedifferentsoundsbirdsmakecanusethose
soundsforauditoryidentification.Forexample,thetypeofcallmaygive
birdersaclueofwhattolookfor.Hearinganalarmcallmaypromptan
observantbirdertosearchforbirdsofpreynearby,whilehearingabegging
callmayinitiateasearchforawellhiddennest.Whenthebirdisspotted,
thenoisesitmakes,includingthepitch,tone,rhythmandqualityofits
sounds,canhelpcreateapositiveidentificationofthespecies.
Birdingbyeartakespractice,butbirderswhounderstandthedifferenttypes
ofbirdsoundscanusetheirearsaswellastheireyestofindandidentify
birdsinthefield.

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