The Phoebe and the Pewee

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The Phoebe and the Pewee

Written by Bob Sundstrom

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[Eastern Phoebe song, http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/61890, 0.15-.22]
This brisk whistle belongs to a chook named for its track — the Jap Phoebe. It repeats its title every time it sings, so it’s a reasonably easy voice to determine and bear in mind.
[Eastern Phoebe song, http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/61890, 0.15-.22]
The Jap Phoebe is without doubt one of the most acquainted flycatchers east of the Rockies. They typically nest very near individuals, beneath the eaves, in barns, or beneath bridges. They’re one of many very earliest migrants to return north in spring. And so they sing…so much. 
However there’s one other flycatcher that whistles its title time and again:
[Eastern Wood-Pewee, http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/191222, 0.24-.27]
It’s the Jap Wooden-Pewee — or simply “pewee” for brief — frequent in leafy forests east of the Rockies. This one’s extra typically heard than seen, and it wouldn’t be uncommon to listen to a pewee and a phoebe on the similar spot.
With cautious listening, although, you may inform them aside by their totally different singing kinds. The phoebe’s just a little extra…energetic:
[Eastern Phoebe song, http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/61890, 0.15-.22]
…the pewee’s a bit extra…plaintive:
[Eastern Wood-Pewee, http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/191222, 0.24-.27]
For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.
Assist for BirdNote comes from the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau. House to a whole bunch of species of birds and the Whooping Crane Competition in February. Extra at VisitPortAransas.com.
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Bird sounds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Jap Phoebe [61890] recorded by William W H Gunn; Jap Wooden-Pewee [191122] recorded by W L Hershberger.
BirdNote’s theme music was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
Producer: John Kessler
Govt Producer: Dominic Black
© 2016 Tune In to Nature.org    Oct 2018 / August 2022   Narrator: Michael Stein

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