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Nature, Wildlife, Birds & Migration

Bird Sounds — bird identification



Sonograms are powerful tools for studying bird vocalization, providing insights into the vocalization of different species of birds and how they use their songs to communicate, attract mates and defend territory.
Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chats are an elusive and unique bird in the US and Canada, but they're worth keeping and eye — and even more so, an ear — out for this spring! The Yellow-breasted Chat is quite the oddity: It is the only member of the monotypic family Icteridae, and one of the reasons why it was moved out of Parulidae (warblers) is that its vocalizations are so different. Learn more about the Yellow-breasted Chat's unique song with Terra.
Favorite Bird Sounds: Sandhill Crane

Favorite Bird Sounds: Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes are known for producing some of the most amazing sounds in the world. Their bugling calls, rattling calls, and other vocalizations are not just random noises, but a complex language used by the cranes to communicate with each other and navigate their world. Listen for yourself, and we're sure you'll agree!

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