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Red-winged Blackbird diurnal flight calls


Fig.6. New Jersey February 6, 2002 (MO).

"Jenk" call from bird in flight. 



Fig.6. Texas May 14, 2001 (WRE).

"Teek" call from male in flight. 



Fig.7. New Jersey March 8, 2001 (MO).

"Jek" call variant from perched bird with American Crow and Tufted Titmouse calling in the background.



Fig.8. Texas December 31, 2001 (WRE).

"Pwik" call from female in flight.


Diurnal calling sequences:

1. New York June 23, 1989 (WRE). Bird in flight giving "pek" call with Chipping Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, and Cedar Waxwing in the background.

2. Florida May 3, 1989 (WRE). Perched bird giving "jek" call.

3. Texas December 31, 2001 (WRE). "Pwik" calls given by small flock of females in flight.

4. New York March 23, 1989 (WRE). Bird in flight giving "ki-drk" call with American Crow and American Robin in the background.

5. New York March 17, 1989 (WRE). Flock in spring migration flight. Note "seee" calls toward end of cut. "Jek" and "ki-drk" calls predominate. A few Common Grackle calls (lower-pitched calls) occur in the midst. American Crow and Blue Jay in the background.

6. Texas May 14, 2001 (WRE). Male in flight giving "teek" call. Mourning Dove and Northern Mockingbird in the background.

7. Texas May 14, 2001 (WRE). Two apparently distinct call types given in alternating series by bird in flight. Mockingbird calling in the background. Northern Mockingbird and Long-billed Thrasher in the background.

8. Colorado July 25, 2001 (MO). Perched female giving "jek" call. Yellow-headed Blackbird chattering in the background.

9. New Jersey November 11, 2001 (MO). "Jek" call variation from female in flight.

10. New Jersey October 29, 2001 (MO). Flock in flight primarily giving "pwik" calls. American Crow, Canada Goose, and White-throated Sparrow in the background.

11. Texas December 31, 2001 (WRE). Flock in flight primarily giving "pwik" calls

12. New Jersey November 1, 2001 (MO). Flock in flight giving "seee" and other calls.

13. New Jersey November 12, 2001 (MO). "Jek and "pek" calls from bird in flight (note difference in volume). Canada Goose calling in the background.

14. New Jersey February 6, 2002 (MO). Perched and flying birds giving "pek", "jenk", "jik", and "seee" calls.