Date: 4/8/17 12:16 pm From: world oceans <world.oceans7...> Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Nuthatch ID
The number of repetitions and even the speed (tempo) are not necessarily critical in identifying nuthatch voices.....the number and spacing of reps can vary a lot. What is more important is the tonal quality,i.e. the characteristics of the sound itself -- what we musicians call the timbre (pronounced 'tam-ber'). If the sounds you heard sounded like the ones on the app, and not like the white-breasteds you've heard before, it seems likely you were hearing a red-breasted! You might want to listen to some other recordings of the species on youtube to be more sure.
Good birding, James Gibson Clayton Co.
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 6:53 PM, Ginny Wood <ginnywood...> wrote:
> > > I have only ever seen one Red-brea$ted Nuthatch in my life, never heard > one before. But I think there's one at Pinelog WMA. All I could think at > 1st was that it did not sound like the yank of a white-breasted, but whiny, > like waah. I listened to it on my Sibley app and it sounded the same but > fewer repetitions & not as rapid. I could hear the actual bird moving away > from me in the woods sounding like an echo of the app. But eBird says it's > rare & and I don't have the chops to call it without asking--what else > could it be? TIA! > > > Ginny Wood > > You must be a subscriber to post to GABO-L. > Instructions for subscribing (and the guidelines) are found here: > http://www.gos.org/georgia-birders-online Please read the guidelines > before posting. > > Send regular postings to <gabo-l...> > > To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to > https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=GABO-L > > To contact a listowner, send message to <GABO-L-request...> >