The female Northern Pintail is another female duck with a quack-like call (see Ducks I). This bird was with a male on a pond at Lostwood NWR in North Dakota (May).
Several thousand Northern Pintail congregate at Pedricktown Marsh in New Jersey in late winter. The males have a squeaky call and a brrp call (with Canada Goose, Feb, NJ).
On the sonagram there is a tent-like image of the squeaky call above each brrp.
Male burps with female rattling calls (Feb, DE).
The male Green-winged Teal has a brrp call similar to that of the Northern Pintail but a little higher (Feb, NV).
Note also the rattling calls of the female, similar to those of Northern Pintail but again higher (one hour after sunset, Mar, NJ).
The female has a 4-7 part laughing or decrescendo call (Mar, NJ).
female and male calls
This female was barking (Mar, NJ).
Female Green-winged Teal calls, with male Green-winged Teal and Northern Pintail calls (compare the burps; male Gadwall towards end, Feb, DE)
Quiet calls by feeding Green-winged Teal (Feb, DE).
Common Merganser male call (Feb, PA).
Female Common Merganser taking off: the call is a short, guttural quack (Mar, NJ).
The Northern Shoveler male has a unique took call (May, ND).
This is a pair, the female has a short quack (May, ND).
female and fainter male calls
Long-Tailed Ducks, like Black Scoters, call (sing) incessantly in late winter and spring (with Black Scoter, Herring Gull,Mar, NJ).
These are the calls of a male Long-tailed Duck on a pond along the Dalton Highway in Alaska (Lesser Yellowlegs calling, June).
Harlequin Ducks winter off the jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse in New Jersey every year. The calls can be heard above the slapping of the waves.
The male Black Scoter courtship call is a mournful whistle. Other sounds include a staccato noise heard during the "forward rush" display, when a male paddles rapidly while crouching low in the water (2,20,43,66,111,145s), and wing whistling (27,34,38,118s).
whistles (time scale reduced)
forward rush sound
wing whistling (at 5-6kHz)
Wing noise by five males in short flight, lower Surf Scoter wing noise at end.
In contrast to Black Scoters, Surf Scoters are mostly non-vocal. These are soft grating calls and wing noise from displaying males (Mar, NJ).
The wing noise is much lower than the whistle-like sound of Black Scoter.
A call variant at 3s, sex uncertain (Black Scoters calling).
This female had five silent males in tow. She occasionally called (Mar, NJ).
Calls by a group of female Common Eiders (July, ME).
Common Goldeneye male head-throw display call (Mar, PA)
Another call is not associated with head-throw, a "gack" (Mar, PA).
Buffleheads do not often vocalize, but this lone female/immature male called frequently (Nov, PA).
Female being chased by male (Feb, PA).
Males perform a non-vocal display in which they patter on the water, take off on a short flight and skid upright on the water to a stop (Mar, NJ).