Date: 6/18/20 7:14 pm
From: Stephen Chase <schasecredo...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] mystery bird ID'd
Hi again Tweeters,
Thanks for the responses offline. I received suggestions of Pacific-slope
Flycatcher and Western Wood-Pewee, for a nice flycatcher theme. I could not
find sonograms in the Macaulay Library for either species that match this
call. I did, however, find a recorded call of Eastern Wood-Pewee that is
very, very close. As far as I can tell, Eastern Wood-Pewee would be a BC
first provincial record.
For reference, here's my recording again:
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/244202711
In my research, I found that most Eastern Wood-Pewee calls begin the call
with a clear "divot" on the sonogram (example
<https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/172175671>), but my recording doesn't
show that. However, here's a similar recording of Eastern Wood-Pewee that
does not show the divot: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/183842481. I
found other examples where the divot is almost or altogether nonexistent.
I'm not a member of any online BC birding communities, but I know there are
a few on Tweeters who are. Perhaps they can chime in as well. If the ID is
accurate, the bird could be chaseable for those on the BC side of the
border.
Stephen Chase
Everson, WA

On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 14:33, Stephen Chase <schasecredo...> wrote:

> Since we're in the mystery bird ID mood...
>
> Help me with this one, please. It was in Langley, BC at lunchtime today.
>
> https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/244202711
>
> A Spotted Towhee was singing in the same tree a few minutes later.
>
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 14:07, susan carmelprop.com <susan...>
> wrote:
>
>> Tweeters, It's unanimous-a brown headed cowbird. thanks to all who
>> weighed in!
>> -Susan love
>> Woodway
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