Bird…NOT! with H. Jon Benjamin
Written by Allison Wilson, Conor Gearin, and Mark Bramhill
[game show music]
H. Jon Benjamin: That is Bird Not. I am H. Jon Benjamin. [applause]
At the moment the great folks at BirdNote have put collectively just a little quiz for me to check my birding-by-sound expertise. They will play me a sound. And I simply must guess if it is a chicken…or not. I actually hope I cross. Okay. Sound primary, hit me.
[Black-capped Chickadee call, ML 202239]
That is a chicken. [ding!] [applause] It is a small songbird. That narrows it down. Uh… sparrow. [buzzer] Oh my God. Okay. That was a Black-capped Chickadee.
All proper. So I bought the primary one fallacious, however now I believe I will go on a roll.
That’s not a chicken. [ding!] That’s my grandmother seeing a mouse. [buzz] [crowd groans] Ha! That’s shut. So shut. That is a home cat.
[Northern Cardinal song, ML 24184651]
That’s a large chicken. That was a large chicken. Was that Massive Bird from Sesame Avenue? [buzzer] [crowd sighs] Northern Cardinal. One among my favorites.
[Tina from Bob’s Burgers sounding stressed with wind in the background]
[laughs] I can guarantee you that that’s Tina from Bob’s Burgers. [ding ding ding!]
[Squeaky hinge with wave noises in background]
I really feel like that is like some type of porpoise or dolphin, or that is a loopy chicken that is splashing round in a large chicken tub. [buzz] [crowd groans] Oh, my God, it was a squeaky cupboard door! …or there is a porpoise in that cupboard.
[Blue Jay call, ML 216524141]
That’s most likely some type of raptor, perhaps a hawk. If not, a Blue Jay impersonating a Hawk. [ding ding ding!] [applause] HA!!!
Wow. I can not consider I bought one. For BirdNote, this has been H. Jon Benjamin.
Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Particular due to H. Jon Benjamin
Bird sounds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Black-capped Chickadee ML 202239 recorded by J. McGowan, Northern Cardinal ML 24184651 recorded by P. Marvin, and Blue Jay ML 216524141 recorded by J. McGowan.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote April 2022 Narrator: H. Jon Benjamin
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