[Tweeters] Raven making odd clicking call

Nigel Ball nigelj.ball at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 15:02:51 PST 2022


I heard that call, or something similar, in Iceland last October. At that
time I wondered if it was a European thing as I couldn't recall hearing it
in the States.

Nigel Ball

nigelj.ball at gmail.com

On Sat, Mar 5, 2022, 21:36 Gary Bletsch <garybletsch at protonmail.com> wrote:


> ​Dear Tweeters,


> Today, the fifth of March, a Common Raven was flying around the fields by

> the parking area at the Samish West Ninety. The Raven was making a call

> that I don't remember ever hearing before. It was a sort of clicking call.

> At first, I thought I'd found "something good," but was surprised when the

> Raven flew by me, then circled a few times, making this odd call. I

> transcribed it as "Chickita-chickita-chickatik." Each utterance lasted

> about a second and a half.


> I took a look at the recordings on Xenocanto, but for some reason, my

> computer decided that I won't be listening to any recordings, so I decided

> not to deal with that particular tech nightmare. and left it at that!


> Are any Tweeters familiar with such a clicking call of Common Ravens?


> Yours truly,


> Gary Bletsch


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