Another unknown call
"Geoff Sample" orphean2001
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:46 am ((PDT))
It's water rail. I think this is considered to be male song. Females do it with
a trilled squeal:-)
I can hear why it might be thought to be the chipping alarm call of redshank,
since in the recording there's not much low frequency content to the call. But
when redshanks do the chip call, it's usually more rapidly repeated.
Water rail make all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds.
> 5a. Another unknown call.
> Posted by: "macmang4125" macmang4125
> Date: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:02 am ((PDT))
> This is probably something very common but for the life of me I can't
> identify it.
> Location: Minsmere, East Anglia, England.
> A quick and dirty recording, somewhat cleaned up, of the mystery caller. It
> was calling from the fringes of a small pool in a reed bed but was completely
> hidden, aren't they all :)
> And help much appreciated.
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