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 Post subject: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 10 8:51 am 
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Angie Joiner and I were out birding east of Prince George yesterday when we heard a call we couldn't positively identify coming from high in the trees at the edge of cut block (on the Bowron FSR - south side). The bird continued to sing the entire time we were there. When we returned 3 or 4 hours later the bird was still singing (same song, no variation). I had my recording equipment with me in the vehicle and we managed to get a fairly good record of the song, which I've uploaded to xeno-canto.org:

http://www.xeno-canto.org/379119

I don't believe the species is one common to the Fraser-Fort George region. I don't want to bias anyone's opinion with what I think the bird might be --> any opinions?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 12 4:56 pm 
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I have no idea sorry. Also I see there's no ID on xeno canto yet. Did you contact Ian Cruickshank? I've never met anyone better with bird songs and calls than him!

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 12 5:42 pm 
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Best guess would be one of many Bewicks Wrens songs.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 12 8:46 pm 
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rawalker wrote:
I have no idea sorry. Also I see there's no ID on xeno canto yet. Did you contact Ian Cruickshank? I've never met anyone better with bird songs and calls than him!

Thanks. I have been in contact with Ian - he has given it a listen and is discussing it with some of his contacts.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 12 8:48 pm 
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Hawkman1234 wrote:
Best guess would be one of many Bewicks Wrens songs.

An interesting suggestion. Keep in mind the recording was made just outside Prince George - I'm not even sure if there is a record of that species that far north(?).


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 12 9:00 pm 
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jeffdyck wrote:
Hawkman1234 wrote:
Best guess would be one of many Bewicks Wrens songs.

An interesting suggestion. Keep in mind the recording was made just outside Prince George - I'm not even sure if there is a record of that species that far north(?).


It doesn't sound too much like a Bewick's wren to me and singing in the top of a conifer certainly would not be typical for them.

Please keep us posted!

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 23 12:14 am 
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Did you ever hear anything back about this?

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Central Interior Bird Song
PostPosted: Jul 24 8:06 pm 
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The mystery bird is still a mystery...


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