Birds That Say Their Personal Names

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Some birds, such because the Northern Bobwhite, take their names from their songs or vocalizations: “Bobwhite! Bobwhite!” The Killdeer is one other hen named for its track: “Kill-dee, kill-dee, kill-dee.” There are others. “Poorwill, poorwill, poorwill” calls this Frequent Poorwill. This hen is the cousin of the Whip-poor-will, one other hen that calls its personal title.

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Birds That Say Their Personal Names

Written by Frances Wooden

That is BirdNote!
[Call of the Common Poorwill]
Ever surprise how birds had been named? Some, such because the Wilson’s Snipe, had been named for folks; others for a distinguishing bodily attribute — just like the Noticed Towhee; and a few for geographic areas, just like the California Quail. In a couple of instances, the hen’s track or vocalization is integrated into its title. Let’s pay attention to a couple birds that decision their names.
[Black-capped Chickadee call]
Do you acknowledge this “chick-a-dee, dee, dee” name? [Repeat call.] That’s the Black-capped Chickadee.
How concerning the “bobwhite?” [Northern Bobwhite call] The Northern Bobwhite. Hear once more. [Repeat call.]
And this hen? [Killdeer call]
The Killdeer is a standard shorebird that always makes use of this alarm name when predators method its nest. [Killdeer call.]
And at last, a hen you would possibly hear within the open, arid areas of the West and Midwest [Common Poorwill call].
It’s the Frequent Poorwill, a nocturnal hunter of bugs. The simplest option to find this species is to pay attention for its name. [Common Poorwill call.]
To pay attention to those calls extra carefully, start at our web site, BirdNote.org. I’m Mary McCann.

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Calls of the birds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Black-capped Chickadee recorded by R.S. Little; Killdeer and Frequent Poorwill by G.A. Keller; Bobwhite by P.P. Kellogg.
Producer: John Kessler
Government Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2014 Tune In to Nature.org     July 2016/2020 / June 2022    Narrator: Mary McCann

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