Tuesday, February 17

Icterid contact and alarm calls II : Orioles, Bobolink and Meadowlarks

Male Baltimore Oriole alarm chatter and a single hyu call, House Wren in background (July, NJ).



Another example of the chatter (male, with Red-eyed Vireo, May, NJ).











Nasal zhuu call (with Gray Catbird, July, NJ).











hyu calls (June, PA).












lower hyu calls (July, NJ).













Chip-like calls and several other notes by male(Aug, NJ).


call at 1 sec with chip to left







call at 5 secs with chip to left








call at 7 secs







twitter-like call at 16,19 and 24 secs










Begging calls by a juvenile Baltimore Oriole(June, NJ)














Adult male Orchard Oriole chack and we-hee calls (June, NJ)


chack








we-hee call








Male chack and hee calls.


chack call










hee call (June, NJ)











A pair of Orchard Orioles (first year male and female) near nest-site, several different calls, nestlings also calling from nest (at 4,6s) (June, NJ).


female twitter at 2 and15s








low churr at 8s







Same pair of Orchard Orioles, plaintive peeyoo calls starting at 28s.











Quiet wheezy call at 5 and 10s













A recording of a male giving a variety of calls with a female calling in the background (softer, yheer calls, the "flight" call) (June, NJ)




A male and female Orchard Oriole chasing each other and giving squeaky interaction calls (May, NJ)














The male Bobolink has a low chuck alarm. These perched males also gave the bink flight call, frequently a bisyllabic variation (with Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrow chip calls, June, NJ).












bink










bisyllabic bink









Similar call by migrant (Sep, NJ).



The female Bobolink alarm call is a rising vick (alternating with the male chuck call, June, NJ)


female call on right








This late migrant Bobolink gave a quiet aggressive hiss when interacting with nearby sparrows (Nov, PA).












The alarm call of the Eastern Meadowlark is a buzz. These were birds in flight (breeding grounds, July, ME).


Buzzy flight call












Shorter buzzy call by birds in flight (Upland Sandpiper calling, July, ME).
















A flock of about thirty Eastern Meadowlarks singing and rattling, the rattle also indicates agitation (Nov, NJ)


Eastern Meadowlark rattle (time scale reduced)












Compare the lower rattle of a Western Meadowlark, with chup calls (May, ND)


Western Meadowlark rattle (time scale reduced)











chup call Western Meadowlark

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