Help IDing BirdCall is Chew Chew CHEE Chew
Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:18 AM
Live in Western Iowa, have never seen or heard this bird before. Is brownish, maybe olive/brown on back - has Yellow Chest, whiteish belly, black bib.
Size is about sparrow or slightly larger. Beak is short and stout, like cardinal. Wide open when he calls.
Call is distinct "Chew chew CHEE chew" , comes closer when I whistle his call. Calls from high wires along hwy or from tall weeds in pasture. have only seen this one bird and never before this year!
Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:38 AM
2013 New Year's Resolutions:
Get my lifelist to 300, GOT IT #300 was Blue-footed Booby!
Finally get Vesper Sparrow and Mountain Quail. Got Mountain Quail 8/5. YAY!!!
Top my previous single year best (2011-253) Did it! Painted Redstart made 253 and Clapper Rail made 254. Currently at 258 as of 12/1.
Now the only thing left to do is find a Vesper Sparrow.
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