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Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator

Flight call description A soft, whistled "whit-whu-whee" with the middle note usually highest. Also a two-noted "whu-whee", a single "whee", and mellow whistled "hee" which is typically given in series.


Fig.1. Minnesota November 26, 2000 (WRE).

"Whit-whu-whee" call from perched bird.



Fig.2. Minnesota November 26, 2000 (WRE). 

"Whu-whee" from perched bird.



Fig.3. Minnesota November 26, 2000 (WRE). 

  "Whee" note from perched bird.



Fig.4. Ontario November 25, 2001 (WRE).

"Hee" series from bird in flight.


Examples     Diurnal


Similar species Distinctive.


Behavior Thought to be primarily a diurnal migrant but begins movement before sunrise. Gives flight calls regularly while perched and in flight during the day. Not known to give flight calls at night.