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BIRD SONGS

Songs and calls of some New York State birds

"Speak, cry, warble, call, speak each one according to your variety, each, according to your kind."
Popol Vuh I, 2

Audio bar gives a song sample.
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August 2014: all sound records are now in mp3 format.

Index by Scientific Name. Corrected Errors

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(hear a tern)

Gulls and Terns
Laridae

(hear a woodcock)

Other Shorebirds
Ardeidae, Charadriidae,
Scolopacidae

(hear a goose)

Geese and Ducks
Anatidae

(hear a loon)
Loons
Gaviidae

(hear a dove)

Doves
Columbidae

(hear a hawk)

Raptors Buteonidae, Pandionidae

(hear an owl)

Owls
Tytoniidae, Strigidae

(hear a kingfisher)
Kingfishers
Alcedinidae

(hear a bobwhite)
Quails, Partridges, etc.
Phasianidae

(hear a cuckoo)
Cuckoos
Cuculidae

(hear a woodpecker)
Woodpeckers
Piciidae

(hear a flycatcher)
Flycatchers 22kHz
Tyrannidae

(hear a chickadee)
Titmice and Nuthatches
Paridae

(hear a wren)
Wrens
Troglodytidae

(hear a catbird)
Mimic Thrushes
Mimidae

(hear a thrush)
Thrushes
Turdidae

(hear a vireo)
Vireos 22kHz
Vireonidae

(hear a warbler)
Warblers 22kHz
Parulidae

(hear an oriole)
Orioles and Blackbirds
Icteridae

(hear a tanager)
Tanagers
Thraupidae

(hear a swallow)
Swallows and Swifts
Hirundinidae, Micropodidae

(hear a jay)
Crows and Jays
Corvidae

(hear a finch)
Finches
Fringillidae

(hear a sparrow)
Sparrows
Fringillidae

(hear a hummingbird fly)

Hummingbird
Trochilidae



Images (not all to the same scale!) are adapted from drawings by Chester A. Reed, B. S. in Chapman.
Vernacular and scientific names follow Peterson and/or Sibley.

This page was reviewed in Wildbird, June 1997, p. 16.
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August 12 2014