[Tweeters] Warbler song help

Stephen Chase schasecredo at gmail.com
Fri May 10 20:25:26 PDT 2019

Thanks for many quick responses. All the responses I received agreed with
Nashville, and in the meantime as I've been doing more research, and I see
that the sonogram of my clip, while faint, is strikingly similar to dozens
of sonograms of Nashville Warbler across the Xeno-canto database. Thanks to
those who took the time to listen and offer a suggestion.

On Fri, 10 May 2019 at 18:40, Stephen Chase <schasecredo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,

> I am unable to identify a warbler I heard and recorded this past Sunday

> morning. I posted online on the Facebook group "What's This Bird?" but no

> one responded, which I'm finding typical for audio ID requests. On

> xeno-canto.org's forum someone suggested Audobon's Yellow-rumped Warbler

> or perhaps Nashville Warbler. I also asked on a local e-mail listserv.

> Nashville and Yellow-rumped again were the most common responses. Someone

> suggested the sonogram looked consistent for Nashville. Personally, I don't

> hear Yellow-rumped, but I realize there is some variation. I suppose it

> sounds somewhat good for Nashville, I have not found a clip of Nashville on

> xeno-canto or in the Macaulay Library that matches the song all too well. The

> clip is here <https://www.xeno-canto.org/470856> on xeno-canto. There are

> some background songs but overall I think the clip is clear enough to hear

> well, so I'd love to pin it down to something concrete. The clearest

> example - and best sonogram - of the song is in the 0:02-0:04 second mark,

> but you can hear it again from 0:09-0:11 and 0:16-0:19. The bird was not

> seen, but the sound was coming from the upper canopy of mixed deciduous

> trees at the edge of dense lowland forest in rural Whatcom County around 80

> minutes after sunrise.

> Thanks for listening and for any suggestions,

> Stephen Chase, in Everson.


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