Friday, May 1

House Sparrow

The House Sparrow "song" is a steady series of call-like notes (male, Mar, PA).

The variety of the notes is quite amazing. The following sonagrams of the first 8 seconds of the song show that almost every note is different. Perhaps the House Sparrow derserves more respect as a songster.



This repeated chlip chlip appeared to be a song by a male (April, PA).









House Sparrows have a wide vocabulary of calls.
The extended chatter is typically given by females (June, PA).











The cheep of a male can also be heard (according to BNA females do not often cheep).










A different, clearer cheep by a male (May, PA).













Another example of "cheep", which can sound similar to the House Finch (Jan, PA)



Another call by a male, "ch-ree" (Apr, PA).












An agitated male near its nest-site, with 3 different calls (May, PA).

chur









chips at 10s, notes similar to the female chatter call on sonagram






shorter churs at 35s










A harder sounding chur, from a bird deep in a bush (Jan, PA).













A descending chip (sex unknown)(June, PA).












Juvenile House Sparrow begging call (Aug, PA).


1 comment:

ANudge said...

Glad I found your blog. I have a multitude of birds around our house, but have no idea what they are. Here is the chorus I hear most mornings. http://quiltingreadersgarden.blogspot.com/2011/05/morning-chorus.html
Could some of these be sparrows?

from the west coast.